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    CA - Dorka Lisker, 66, Los Angeles, 10 March 1983

    The Los Angeles Police Department's civilian watchdog is investigating whether a sergeant was improperly ordered last year to shut down a review of a 1985 murder conviction, according to a newspaper report.

    The internal affairs sergeant uncovered new evidence that contradicted the case against Bruce Lisker, 39, who is serving a life sentence for murdering his mother, according to the Los Angeles Times' Sunday edition.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050606/..._investigation
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...s-episode.html

    October 15, 2010

    The saga of Bruce Lisker, the man whose 1985 murder conviction was overturned last year, will be the focus of a "48 Hours" episode on Saturday.

    A federal judge overturned the conviction after finding that he had been convicted on "false evidence" and that his original attorney did not adequately represent him.

    The judge's findings mirrored those of a 2005 Times investigation that raised questions about key elements of the prosecution's case against Lisker and exposed the Los Angeles Police Department's murder investigation as sloppy and incomplete.

    In March 1983, Lisker said he found his mother beaten and stabbed in the family's Sherman Oaks home and called paramedics.

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    Will not be retried

    http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktl...,7455179.story

    22 Sept 2009

    The murder charge filed against Bruce Lisker in connection with the killing of his mother in 1983 was dismissed Monday.

    The charge was dropped after prosecutors announced they were unable to proceed with the case.

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    Lisker was serving a life sentence for the March 1983 beating and stabbing death of his mother, 66-year old Dorka Lisker.

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    From March 2015: Suit against ex-LAPD detectives can proceed, court rules

    A federal judge later determined that the prosecution's evidence about the weather was false and that Dorka Lisker’s body could have been seen through the window. The judge also said prosecutors presented false evidence about shoeprints inside and outside the house.

    Friday’s ruling permits Lisker’s lawsuit to proceed.
    Police Stumble in Evidence-Falsification Case

    Is the murder of Dorka Lisker still an open case? I know Bruce's conviction was overturned but if they believe that he did do it, then they might not be investigating anymore. Dorka's husband Bob Lisker passed away in 1995 and always believed his son was innocent.

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    L.A. set to settle with man wrongly convicted of killing mother

    http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...019-story.html

    A man who was wrongfully convicted of killing his mother has reached a tentative settlement in his lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles in which he accused police detectives of fabricating evidence to put him behind bars for 26 years.

    Bruce Lisker, who was released from prison in 2009 after a Times investigation, also declined to reveal the settlement amount until the council's approval, but he called the potential resolution of the case “a relief.”

    “It’s been a never-ending series of delays and denials and has been extremely painful,” said Lisker, now 50. “It’s been a very emotional ordeal.”

    The potential resolution of the case, he said, “will allow me to go on with the rest of my life,” he said.

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    Earlier this year, Bruce Lisker received $7.6 million from the city.

    http://laist.com/2016/01/19/lisker_r...settlement.php

    As for Bruce Lisker, he will receive $7.6 million. Lisker was accused of fatally beating and stabbing his own mother, 66-year-old Dorka Lisker, in 1983 in her Sherman Oaks home. Lisker was just 17, and he frequently got in arguments with his mother and was known to use drugs.

    He testified that he saw his mother lying on the floor inside the home and broke inside to rush to her aid. Detectives thought he was lying, and had in fact killed her himself. The evidence? Detectives claimed that Lisker couldn't possibly have seen his mother from outside the home. They also said they found a bloody footprint matching Lisker's, and blood spatter on his clothes. They also said that Lisker had spoken with someone inside the jail about committing the brutal crime, though it would later be revealed that prosecutors often got inmates to act as informants and claim that other inmates had confessed their crimes to them.

    There was another troubled teenager, Mike Ryan, who was a former friend of Lisker's as well as a potential suspect. He had a criminal record from before Dorka Lisker's death, and it continued after Lisker's conviction. However, Ryan was dismissed as a suspect because the detective interviewing him looked up the wrong person and found no criminal record. Ryan took his own life in 1996, but even his own mother told reporters from the Times that she suspected him in Dorka Lisker's death.

    While Lisker is happy to be free and glad for the money, he said that the money isn't enough. "How can one place a monetary figure on a lifetime of stolen freedom, of crushed aspirations and a shattered reputation, on my mother's tragic murder going unsolved and neglected for 33 years and counting?" he asked.



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