Volume Mumber i
Motion For Set Aside Filed
Little River Verdicts Rendered
On Oct* 5/ a jury of seven women and
five men in the Durham county Superior
Court trial of Chris Lee Kichardson re
turned a verdict of guilty of second-
degree murder *
Richardson was chargea in the April
12 beating death of Ronald Antonevitch
at the Little River^ a popular L-U3iba-h-
ing and picnicing sp>ot a.oout. five ritiles
north of Durham
Richardson, 21, was also convicted
Richardson will be eligible for
parole in about IS years. Ke has been
sent to a youth detention center to
begin his sentence and has riled an
appeal of his conviction.
Co-defendant Guy Charles Osbahr, 21,
Richardson's cousin, was found, guilty
of involuntary manslaughter eind was sen
tenced to seven to ten years in i>ri£on.
Osbahr, originally charged with mur
der, turned state's witness and agreed
of armeci robbe.-ry and assault with a
deadly v-'eapon inflicting serious injury.
’These charges vyere brought in
assauJ.t and serious Injury of v7. Michael
Penny and tVie robbery and assciUj.t o..*.
Mark Demarais, all occuring on April 12.
During the incident, the assailants
■were repiortx*dly shouting ariti—gay epi
thets and threatening people whcin they
presumed to be gay.
On the d^\v following the verdict,
Judge John C. Martin sentenced Richard-
to testify against Richardson in ex-
son to 25 years to life in prison on the
murder charge. Ke also received two
seven-year, concurrsint sentences on the
change for a plea to involuntary man
slaughter. His sentence will be served
concurrently with ct sentence he W3.s
already serving for larceny.
Two counts of a.ssault with a deadly
weapon against Osbahr were dropped in
the plea bargaining.
Two other assailants, Wendy Richard
son, Chris Richardson' s V7ife, and Diane
Reddish, who married Osbahr during the
summer, were never put on trial because
of lack of evidence, according to Dis
trict Attorney Dan K. Edwards, Jr.
(continued on p.8)
Perspectives on Gays and Others
(POGO) Oi>ens Wed. Oct. 28 in the
The. three day event sponsored by tne
Carolina Gay Association consists of
workshops and social events, ending
w'lth a Hallo'ween Dance on Friday at the
"The Planning corrmittee hopes that
this 'mini-series' of vjorkshops wull
provide an opportunity to educate tne
university and coiwainity .about some gay
issues, and will provide a supportive
contact," Mary, coord.Lnator of POoO,
Workshops include: Coming Out; i-.
Facilitated Discussion; Seven Years of
CGTv; Gay and .Straight RooKnmste.s/Getting
Along; ana Gays and Religion.
Calendar, p. 13 )
Evening workshops will be follov/ed
by receptions at 9:00 in the Union North
At the first CCA business meeting
this year, it was determined that there,
'was not enough tiirie to plan Gay Aw’are-
ness Week by October, so a shorter ver
sion, POGO, was set for October,
During November ana December, CGA
will be planning Gay Awareness Week,
a longer series of v;orkshops, speakers,
socials, and films, to be held in
People interested in helping with
POGO or Gay .Awarenes.s Week can contact
the CGA office (962-44Q1) and leave a
message for Mar\'.