| Jan 18, 2012
| 3:41 PM
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...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 3:44 PM
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.
| Feb 1, 2012
| 3:49 PM
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...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 3:34 PM
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...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 2:15 PM
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....
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:07 PM
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...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:45 AM
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...
| May 25, 2012
| 9:37 PM
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...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 6:09 PM
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...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 3:08 PM
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...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 7:43 PM
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...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 1:19 PM
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...