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Jury Recommends Death Penalty in 1985 Yom Kippur Killing

June 9, 1993

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A jury recommended the death penalty Wednesday for a man convicted of the 1985 deaths of a wealthy couple as they returned home from a Yom Kippur observance.

Prosecutors said Steven Homick, 52, was the hired triggerman in a scheme to collect a $500,000 insurance policy.

Gerald and Vera Woodman were gunned down Sept. 25, 1985, in their Brentwood condominium garage as they parked their Mercedes. The murders were portrayed in a recent network television movie, ″Bloodlines,″ starring Elliott Gould.

The Woodmans’ son Stewart, 43, was convicted in 1991 of hiring the Homick brothers to kill his parents. A mistrial was declared in April in the case against Stewart’s brother, Neil, 49, when the jury deadlocked.

Homick was convicted last month of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and the special circumstances of murder for financial gain and lying in wait.

Homick’s brother, Robert, 42, was also convicted of murder.

Sentencing of Steven Homick was scheduled for September 22.