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  • Trial for man charged in 1988 death begins

    The man accused of stabbing to death a Sunset Beach man and then setting him and his apartment on fire in 1988 began opening statements Wednesday. Paul Gentile Smith, 50, began trial for the murder of his long-time friend from high school Robert Haugen....
  • Man shot dead at park; suspects held

    Two Huntington Beach residents accused of fatally shooting a man in Murdy Park were charged Tuesday with murder. Derek Christopher Adams, 22, and Marissa Star Bilotti,19, were charged with felony murder for allegedly killing Garden Grove resident Gregory...
  • Man convicted of killing friend in 1988

    A Long Beach man was found guilty Tuesday of stabbing a Sunset Beach man to death before setting him and his apartment on fire in 1988. Paul Gentile Smith, 50, was convicted of the cold case murder of his friend from high school, Robert Haugen. The jury...
  • On Theater: Production captures playgoers

    Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" gave a new meaning to the term "staying power." The mystery play opened in London in 1952 and is still running after more than 25,000 performances. It's been long absent from local stages, but currently the Westminster...
  • Man gets life for Sunset Beach slaying

    A Long Beach man was sentenced Monday to life in prison for the 1988 stabbing of a Sunset Beach man to death before setting him and his apartment on fire. Paul Gentile Smith, 50, was sentenced to life in state prison without the possibility of parole...
  • Huntington Beach man accused of stabbing roommate

    A Huntington Beach man is facing a murder charge for allegedly stabbing his roommate with a knife, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Alexandre Louis Antal, 22, is accused of killing Michael Urso, 32, about 12:20 a.m. July 17...
  • Judge orders release of grand jury testimony

    An Orange County judge on Friday ordered the release of portions of grand jury testimony in the case against a former tugboat crewman accused of fatally shooting eight people in a two-minute burst of violence last October at a Seal Beach hair salon....
  • Neighbors remember slain stylist

    When it came to her sports team, Laura Elody was one of the guys. She bragged when the Raiders, Dodgers or Detroit Red Wings won, but she was lighthearted about it and would never put others' teams down, said her neighbor, Jason Pescevic. "She was...
  • On Faith: Better angels of our nature stronger than the demons

    How can one contemplate the slaying of eight people at a hair salon in Seal Beach and draw any meaning from such evil? I certainly cannot. As a professor of comparative religion, I can only offer a modest reflection on an act of violence that snuffed out...
  • Shooting suspect's neighbors stunned

    Residents along the quiet Huntington Beach street where the suspected shooter in the Seal Beach rampage lived were in disbelief that their friendly and caring neighbor allegedly killed eight people. Scott Evans Dekraai allegedly walked into Salon...
  • Dekraai turns to public defender

    SANTA ANA — The man accused in Orange County's deadliest shooting rampage will be represented by a public defender. Scott Evans Dekraai, 42, told Judge Erick L. Larsh in a brief court appearance Monday that he could not afford his own legal...
  • H.B. man faces trial in veteran's death

    Opening statements were scheduled to begin Wednesday in the trial of a Huntington Beach man accused of beating and causing the death of a World War II veteran during a robbery on Veterans Day in 2003, according to the Orange County district attorney's...