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Campanella’s grandson pleads guilty to trespassing

March 11, 1997

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) _ The grandson of late Dodgers great Roy Campanella pleaded guilty to trespassing and was placed on three years’ probation.

Roy Masembe Campanella, 26, entered the plea Monday in Municipal Court and was ordered to pay restitution for a broken window and to continue counseling, Deputy District Attorney Ellen Aragon said.

Campanella was originally charged with felony burglary.

He was shot and wounded by police after a resident reported an intruder had broken into a home at 5:15 a.m. on Jan. 5.

Campanella allegedly entered the home of an elderly couple through a window. Officers received a 911 call from a man who said an intruder had confronted the couple in a bedroom, police said.

``What his intent was is not exactly clear,″ police Lt. Frank Salcido said at the time. ``It doesn’t appear he intended to hurt anybody. It appears that nothing was taken from the house.″

Authorities were told that Campanella has been treated for a mental condition. Attorney Harland Braun, representing Campanella, said his client had been experiencing psychological problems.

Campanella’s grandfather was a catcher and Hall of Famer whose career ended when he was paralyzed in a 1958 auto accident. Campanella died in 1993 at age 71.

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