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April-10-96

Pharmacist Convicted in Planned Assault

A jury in Contra Costa County convicted a man Tuesday (4-9) of assaulting a woman in her home despite his claims that the attack was part of a kinky sex scheme. Elliot Kwok, a former chief pharmacist for Kaiser Permanente, was jailed immediately after being acquitted of an attempted murder charge that could have led to a life sentence. The victim, Desli Lawrence, maintains that she had only gone out to dinner with Kwok and had never had any kind of intimate relationship with him. On March 6, 1995, Kwok broke into Lawrences home in what he said was a mock attack he hoped would lead to sex. After being grabbed in bed by gloved hands, Lawrence testified that the masked attacker slammed her head on the floor and she retaliated by grabbing her clock radio and smashing it into Kwoks face. Kwoks lawyer plans to ask for probation.

Media Resources: The San Francisco Chronicle - April 10, 1996