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  • Elderly couple's deaths ruled a murder-suicide

    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,...
  • Man accused of killing doctor will go to trial

    Man accused of killing doctor will go to trial
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Judge blocks accused killer from transferring property

    Judge blocks accused killer from transferring property
    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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • "Austin Powers" Actor Suspected in Murder of Sex-Offender Cellmate

    "Austin Powers" Actor Suspected in Murder of Sex-Offender Cellmate
    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...
  • Kirby guilty in death of TapouT founder

    Kirby guilty in death of TapouT founder
    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...
  • The Coastal Gardener: The legend of O.C.'s wild tomatoes

    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...