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  • Seal Beach hair salon massacre suspect to plead guilty to 8 slayings

    Seal Beach hair salon massacre suspect to plead guilty to 8 slayings
    The man accused of gunning down eight people at a Seal Beach hair salon in 2011 will plead guilty to eight counts of special circumstances murder and one count of attempted murder, his lawyer said Monday. Scott Dekraai, who, according to prosecutors,...
  • Dekraai pleads guilty in Seal Beach salon killings

    Dekraai pleads guilty in Seal Beach salon killings
    The man accused of gunning down eight people at a Seal Beach hair salon pleaded guilty Friday, setting the stage for a legal battle over whether he should be put to death for the 2011 slayings. Scott Dekraai, who prosecutors said heavily armed himself...
  • Seal Beach shooting case casts spotlight on jailhouse informants

    Seal Beach shooting case casts spotlight on jailhouse informants
    A legal fight over the use of jailhouse informants has thrown the emotionally charged trial of the man accused of committing the deadliest shooting in Orange County history into jeopardy and will probably have repercussions in other high-profile cases....
  • Seal Beach salon shooting case to be heard by two different juries

    Seal Beach salon shooting case to be heard by two different juries
    The trial for the man charged with killing eight people in a Seal Beach salon will split into two separate phases, with two different sets of jurors asked to decide the ultimate fate of the accused mass murderer, a judge ruled Monday. The first phase,...
  • D.A. denies misconduct in Seal Beach mass shooting case

    D.A. denies misconduct in Seal Beach mass shooting case
    An Orange County prosecutor says an effort to dismiss the death penalty against alleged Seal Beach mass killer Scott Dekraai should be denied because the defense failed to show that prosecutors engaged in the type of egregious misconduct that could lead...
  • D.A. ran illegal snitch operation in O.C. jail, attorneys say

    D.A. ran illegal snitch operation in O.C. jail, attorneys say
    Attorneys for the man charged with killing eight people in a Seal Beach salon three years ago have accused Orange County prosecutors and sheriff’s deputies of running an unconstitutional jailhouse informant operation that ensnared their client and...
  • O.C. judge orders hearings on jailhouse snitch allegations

    O.C. judge orders hearings on jailhouse snitch allegations
    An Orange County judge said Friday that he'll hear testimony on accusations that county prosecutors and sheriff’s deputies ran an illegal jailhouse informant operation that ensnared multiple inmates, including the man accused of killing eight people...
  • Woman gets 6 years in prison for sex with boy

    Woman gets 6 years in prison for sex with boy
    A Fountain Valley woman was sentenced to prison Friday for having sex with a 12-year-old boy, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Prosecutors said Patricia Ann Serrano, 45, pleaded guilty last month to three felony counts of lewd...
  • H.B. businessman pleads guilty to underreporting income

    A Huntington Beach resident who owned a military contracting business pleaded guilty Monday for failing to report millions of dollars his company received from the U.S. military for services it provided in Iraq. Nadim "Nick" Saifan Jr., 48, pleaded...
  • Council rejects campaign donation restriction, repeals sex offender law

    In an effort to make the Huntington Beach City Council more transparent, Mayor Pro Tem Joe Shaw suggested to his colleagues that they adopt the same campaign contribution practices that the city's Planning Commission abides by. The proposal failed on...
  • Parole denied for dealer, killer

    The parole hearing of a drug dealer convicted of stabbing to death a 27-year-old tennis player over $20 worth of drugs was denied Tuesday after Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas opposed it. Ehriberto Arcelara, 47, was sentenced to 16...
  • Attorney: Cops plied waitress with alcohol

    The attorney of the waitress accused of selling cocaine to undercover officers at a downtown Huntington Beach restaurant and bar said he has evidence the officers bought her drinks and got her heavily intoxicated before getting information from her....