Lawrence Teeter

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Lawrence Teeter
Lawrence George Teeter

December 12, 1948[1]
DiedJuly 31, 2005(2005-07-31) (aged 56)
Conchitas, Mexico

Lawrence George Teeter (December 12, 1948 – July 31, 2005) was an American lawyer best known for representing Sirhan Sirhan, the man convicted of assassinating Robert F. Kennedy, from 1994–2005. Teeter died in Conchitas, Mexico of advanced lymphoma.[2][3]

Teeter signed on as Sirhan's lawyer in 1994 and repeatedly tried to get a retrial for his client in order to clear his name. However, he was unsuccessful in doing so right up to his death.[4]

Besides Sirhan's case, Teeter also handled other cases, without charging a fee for many of them. In 1982, Teeter unsuccessfully defended Norma Jean Almodovar from a three-year state prison term for pandering, arguing that the 1982 law specifying the sentence was unconstitutional, an argument that was refused by the California 2nd District Court of Appeal.[2] In 2002, he helped a group submit legal opposition to a planned redesign of Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl.[5] However, the redesign proceeded and the Bowl was reopened in 2004.


  1. ^ "Lawrence George Teeter, Born 12/12/1948 in California". Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Lawrence Teeter, 56; Lawyer Tried to Win New Trial for RFK's Killer". Los Angeles Times. August 3, 2005. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Obituaries". Washington Post. 5 August 2005. p. B06. Retrieved 2006-11-25.
  4. ^ Juliana Barbassa (27 March 2006). "Sirhan denied parole". Merced Sun-Star. Retrieved 2006-11-25.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Hollywood Bowl Law Suit". Hollywood Heritage. Retrieved 2006-11-25.

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