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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing

    Suspect arrested in fatal stabbing
    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...
  • Stabbing victim identified as Costa Mesa resident

    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...
  • Four gang members convicted in 1995 slaying

    Members of a Vietnamese street gang were convicted Tuesday in a 1995 cold-case slaying in Costa Mesa, authorities said. The four men — Anthony Paul Johnson Jr., 35, of Westminster; Giang Thuy Nguyen, 36, of Fountain Valley; Tam Hung Nguyen, 36,...
  • Transcripts: Costa Mesa man confesses to killings

    Transcripts: Costa Mesa man confesses to killings
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gang members accused of killing one of their own

    Gang members accused of killing one of their own
    Four members of a Vietnamese street gang will be tried in court Thursday in connection with the 1995 cold case slaying of a fellow gang member in Costa Mesa, authorities said. Anthony Paul Johnson Jr., 35, of Westminster, Giang Thuy Nguyen, 36, of...
  • 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...