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United States v. Pheaster
Citation:544 F.2d 353
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This case arises from the disappearance of Larry Adell, the 16-year-old son of Palm Springs multi-millionaire Robert Adell. At 9:30 P.M. on June 1, 1974, Larry Adell left a group of his high school friends in a Palm Springs restaurant. He walked into the parking lot of the restaurant with the expressed intention of meeting a man named Angelo who was supposed to deliver a pound of free marijuana. Larry never returned. The long and ultimately unsuccessful effort to find Larry began. On June 2, 1974, Larry’s father was telephoned by a male caller who told him that his son was being held and demanded for a ransom of $400,000 for the release of Larry. The ransom was never delivered. The F.B.I. eventually arrested appellants. Appellant objected to the district court’s admission of testimony by two teenaged friends of Larry on the ground that the questions called for hearsay.
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