| 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...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 2:25 PM
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (KTLA) -- A medical student convicted in the sexual assault and murder of an Orange County man has been sentenced to life in prison.
Philong "Phillip" Huynh, was convicted in June on all counts in the 2008 murder and sexual assault of...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 9:51 PM
COSTA MESA — A man who was found stabbed just after 6 p.m. Tuesday near the Mesa Verde Country Club has died, police said.
The 40-year-old victim was discovered lying in the driveway of a home in the 3000 block of Capri Lane with stab wounds to his...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 10:49 PM
Police have identified a man who was stabbed to death in Costa Mesa last week.
Steven Craig DePhillips, 40, of Costa Mesa, was stabbed outside a home in the 3000 block of Capri Lane near the Mesa Verde Country Club, said Costa Mesa Police Lt. Paul...
| 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...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 5:05 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala's 31-year court saga is coming to television, as a documentary on the Investigation Discovery Channel.
Alcala's story will air on "True Crime with Aphrodite Jones" on Thursday.