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  • Grand jury indicts Seal Beach salon shooting suspect

    Grand jury indicts Seal Beach salon shooting suspect
    SANTA ANA — The Orange County Grand Jury on Tuesday indicted Scott Evans Dekraai for allegedly murdering eight people and attempting to murder a ninth in what is now known as the county's worst mass murder. The Huntington Beach resident faces eight...
  • Teenager pleads not guilty to park slaying

    The teenager charged with fatally stabbing a 19-year-old man at a Huntington Beach park pleaded not guilty last week. Jesse Shockey, 16, of Garden Grove is scheduled for a preliminary hearing March 2 at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana. He is...
  • Judge temporarily seals Dekraai report

    Judge temporarily seals Dekraai report
    An Orange County Superior Court judge last week temporarily sealed the grand jury transcripts of the Huntington Beach man charged in the worst mass murder in the county's history. Scott Dekraai's defense team filed a motion to seal the report from public...
  • 'Dating Game Killer' faces two more murder charges

    Rodney Alcala, 68, who is on death row for the murder of a 12-year-old Huntington Beach girl and four others, will be extradited to New York to face charges of two other murders, a Marin County judge ruled Tuesday. The news about the infamous "Dating...
  • 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....
  • Gang member gets life in Costa Mesa murder

    A Fountain Valley man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his part in the 1995 death of a fellow Vietnamese street gang member. Giang Thuy Nguyen, 37, had been found guilty April 10, 2012, of murder and...
  • O.C. financial consultant to stand trial in Santa Monica killing

    O.C. financial consultant to stand trial in Santa Monica killing
    An Orange County financial consultant has been ordered to stand trial in connection with the 2008 slaying of a Santa Monica artist. Daniel Edward Becerril II of Huntington Beach was arrested last March on suspicion of murder, grand theft, forgery and...
  • Transcripts: Costa Mesa man confesses to killings

    Transcripts: Costa Mesa man confesses to killings
    A Costa Mesa murder defendant told police that he killed two people in 2010 to gain access to one of his victim's bank accounts, according to Orange County Grand Jury transcripts released Friday. Within a Costa Mesa police interview room Daniel Patrick...
  • Bill could increase sentence for hit-and-run convictions

    Bill could increase sentence for hit-and-run convictions
    Hit-and-run drivers convicted of vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence could face up to five more years behind bars if a bill proposed by Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) makes it through the Legislature. Assembly Bill 956, which was...
  • Doctor's accused killer requests counsel

    Doctor's accused killer requests counsel
    A man charged with killing a Newport Beach doctor told an Orange County Superior Court judge Wednesday that he needs a public defender. "I can't afford a lawyer," Stanwood Fred Elkus said. Judge Craig Robison delayed the scheduled arraignment on...
  • Man gets 46 years to life for murder

    Man gets 46 years to life for murder
    A man was sentenced to 46 years to life in state prison Friday for killing a man in a park after breaking into a Newport Beach home. Derek Christopher Adams, 24, of Huntington Beach, was found guilty in August of one felony count each of second-degree...
  • From feminist to banker to novelist

    From feminist to banker to novelist
    For first-time novelist A.G.S. Johnson, inspiration struck like lightning and immediately slowed to a crawl. "I was awakened one night, maybe 15 years ago, by this cocky female voice that was so intriguing to me that I jumped out of bed, literally, and I...