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  • Dekraai pleads guilty in Seal Beach salon killings

    Dekraai pleads guilty in Seal Beach salon killings
    The man accused of gunning down eight people at a Seal Beach hair salon pleaded guilty Friday, setting the stage for a legal battle over whether he should be put to death for the 2011 slayings. Scott Dekraai, who prosecutors said heavily armed himself...
  • Seal Beach shooting case casts spotlight on jailhouse informants

    Seal Beach shooting case casts spotlight on jailhouse informants
    A legal fight over the use of jailhouse informants has thrown the emotionally charged trial of the man accused of committing the deadliest shooting in Orange County history into jeopardy and will probably have repercussions in other high-profile cases....
  • Seal Beach salon shooting case to be heard by two different juries

    Seal Beach salon shooting case to be heard by two different juries
    The trial for the man charged with killing eight people in a Seal Beach salon will split into two separate phases, with two different sets of jurors asked to decide the ultimate fate of the accused mass murderer, a judge ruled Monday. The first phase,...
  • In the Pipeline: Nothing has been the same since his sister's murder 35 years ago

    Looking down 14th Street from the tree that was planted in her memory, near the benches in front of Dwyer Middle School, you can see the spot where Robin Samsoe was abducted 35 years ago this month. On this quiet summer day in Huntington Beach,...
  • Mom of son accused of killing father testifies

    Arguments continued Thursday in the trial of Jeremy Martin, 37, who is accused of killing his father with a shotgun at their Huntington Beach home two years ago. Martin is charged with one count of murder and, if convicted, faces 50 years to life in...
  • Jury finds man guilty of killing his father

    Jury finds man guilty of killing his father
    A Huntington Beach man intentionally shot and killed his father during a struggle over a gun, an Orange County Superior Court jury found Tuesday. Jeremy Martin, 37, was convicted of one felony count of first-degree murder for shooting his father,...
  • Children of salon shooting victim sue suspect

    Children of salon shooting victim sue suspect
    The children of a woman who was killed two years ago during a mass shooting at a Seal Beach salon have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her alleged killer. Chelsea and Chad Huff are suing Scott Dekraai, of Huntington Beach, for unspecified...
  • Police identify men found dead in H.B. park

    Police identify men found dead in H.B. park
    One of two dead men found Tuesday in Bartlett Park in Huntington Beach has been confirmed to be Abraham Felmley, 32, who was wanted in connection with a double arson homicide near Sacramento and a carjacking in Merced, according to the Orange County...
  • HB Police: One dead in officer-involved shooting

    HB Police: One dead in officer-involved shooting
    A man shot and killed by Huntington Beach police on Saturday is suspected to have fired multiple shots from a handgun during a confrontation with an officer, according to the Orange County sheriff's department. Eric Marquez, 26, of Orange, was shot...
  • Top 10 stories of 2013

    Top 10 stories of 2013
    1) U.S. Open of Surfing disturbance Huntington Beach police called it a disturbance while many in the community called it a riot. However it's labeled, the kerfuffle that erupted at the end of the U.S. Open of Surfing finals in July shook up the...
  • Lawsuit hearings set for November in fatal crosswalk crash

    A court hearing has been scheduled for two lawsuits against the city of Huntington Beach following a fatal crash at a crosswalk. On Sept. 7, 2010, Robert Anthony Casares rear-ended Caryl Johnson, who had stopped at Croupier Drive while heading north on...
  • Victim wanted to be a police officer

    A woman who died from a gunshot wound to the head in February aspired to be a police officer someday, the Orange County district attorney's office said. Fountain Valley resident Philip Ngoc Nguyen, 25, has been charged in the death of Uyennie Ton....