SLAYING SUSPECT HAD BEEN LET OUT OF ANGER COUNSELING.
The man suspected in the slaying of an off-duty sheriff's deputy had been ordered to undergo anger control counseling last year, but was allowed to pay restitution instead of completing the course, court records show.
Baudilio ``Bill'' Perez, 31, is suspected in the shooting death Tuesday of John Thompson, 33, an off-duty sheriff's deputy who had moved in with Perez's estranged wife, Angela.
He is scheduled to be arraigned today on murder charges at Newhall Municipal Court, officials said.
According to court records, Perez had been sentenced to anger counseling in July, after pleading no contest to two counts of misdemeanor assault on a man who was repossessing Perez's car, documents show.
He also was placed on two years' probation and ordered to complete 10 days of community service, which he did, and to pay $100 to the state's victims restitution fund, records show.
During a restitution hearing on Aug. 15, 1996, Perez also was ordered to pay $1,000 to the victim, an Oxnard man.
On Oct. 17, Perez asked the court for permission to leave the state. Judge H. Keith Byram gave his OK, and said that Perez could forgo the counseling sessions as long as he paid the court-ordered restitution.
``From my recollection, he had been doing pretty well,'' Byram said Wednesday.
``He had been doing the anger control counseling for some time, and had a job offer.''
Byram said Judge Alan Rosenfield actually granted the request allowing Perez to halt counseling sessions.
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|Publication:||Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)|
|Date:||Mar 13, 1997|
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