| Oct 6, 2010
| 4:53 PM
Police have closed an investigation into the death of an elderly Huntington Beach couple that appears to be a murder-suicide.
Officials found the bodies of Ronald Otto Jurs, 79, and his wife, Berit Jurs, 80, in a car Sunday with a bullet in each head,...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:58 PM
An accused murderer told a nurse, "Call the police, I'm insane, call the police," moments after he shot a Newport Beach doctor multiple times in the chest early last year, a police detective testified Wednesday.
Stanwood Elkus, 76, used a fake name to...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 8:42 PM
An Orange County Superior Court judge on Tuesday prohibited a man accused of killing a Newport Beach doctor from transferring ownership of his property to relatives, according to an attorney for the victim's family.
Stanwood Elkus, 75, of Lake Elsinore,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 4:27 AM
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) -- "Austin Powers" actor and former mixed martial arts fighter Joseph Hyungmin Son is suspected in the death of his cellmate at Wasco State Prison Reception Center in Kern County.
Joseph Hyungmin Son, 40, allegedly...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 8:10 PM
SANTA ANA — A Costa Mesa man was convicted of manslaughter Wednesday in a drunk-driving crash that killed mixed martial arts clothing icon Charles "Mask" Lewis.
A Central Justice Center jury found Jeffrey David Kirby, 53, responsible for the March...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 8:12 PM
I often feel sorry for my daughter. But at least she'll have plenty of stories to tell her children.
About five years ago, I recall doing my best to convince her to come with me on an all-day, far-fetched attempt to locate the last wild tomatoes in...