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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...
  • Wanted man may have killed self

    A Canadian man wanted on suspicion of a 1984 Huntington Beach murder appears to have committed suicide after a judge upheld his extradition to Orange County, officials said Friday. Gerald Su Go, 53, formerly of Torrance, was wanted in connection with the...
  • Rape, murder suspect may have killed himself

    A Canadian man wanted on suspicion of a 1984 Huntington Beach murder appears to have committed suicide after a judge upheld his extradition to Orange County, officials said Friday. Gerald Su Go, 53, formerly of Torrance, has been locked in an extradition...
  • In the Pipeline: Closure on a cold case

    Standing outside the door where Elizabeth Mae Hoffschneider was killed in 1984 is chilling. It looks like any other well-kept apartment complex. But the horror of what took place here makes it very different. About a year and a half ago, I started this...
  • Murder suspect arrested at his bachelor party

    Though his arraignment was delayed Tuesday, new details emerged about a Costa Mesa man accused of killing, decapitating and dismembering his neighbor and then shooting a friend of the victim to throw police off his tracks. Daniel Wozniak — who...
  • Death penalty sought in double-killing case

    Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Daniel Wozniak, the Costa Mesa man accused of killing and beheading his neighbor then killing a friend of the neighbor to cover up the first crime, Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas announced...
  • Detectives track down murder suspect in 2004 cold case

     Detectives track down murder suspect in 2004 cold case
    Reviving a cold case from 2004, Huntington Beach detectives have arrested a man suspected of fatally shooting a 19-year-old downtown. David Cunningham, 29, was arrested in Texas on suspicion of the December 2004 murder of Jason Williams, said Lt. Russell...
  • 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...
  • Growing by a Sunset

    Surf City, here they come. Here comes expansion, as tiny Sunset Beach, one of the last unincorporated islands of Orange County, joins the 200,000-resident fold of Huntington Beach. Here comes the culture of one of the Southland's most offbeat...