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  • O.C. prosecutors steering cases away from Judge Thomas Goethals

    O.C. prosecutors steering cases away from Judge Thomas Goethals
    For years, Thomas Goethals has weighed the fates of some of Orange County's most violent criminals. But since the judge began presiding over heated hearings probing the misuse of jailhouse informants, dozens of prosecutors have steered criminal cases away from his courtroom.
  • O.C. salon murder case stalls as D.A. office's removal is appealed

     O.C. salon murder case stalls as D.A. office's removal is appealed
    For 3 1/2 years, Paul Wilson has waited for his wife's killer to face trial, a wait protracted by lengthy evidentiary hearings probing the mishandling of the case by authorities. On Friday, he learned the process has no end in sight, as government...

    Judge boots D.A. from Seal Beach mass killer case; death penalty remains

    Judge boots D.A. from Seal Beach mass killer case; death penalty remains
    An Orange County Superior Court judge has removed the district attorney's office from handling the case against a man who killed eight people at a Seal Beach hair salon in 2011 but said the assailant will still face the death penalty. The ruling follows...

    H.B. man convicted of second-degree murder for strangling woman

    A Huntington Beach man was convicted of strangling a 21-year-old woman in 2012. An Orange County Superior Court jury found parolee Ean Keith Brown, 41, guilty Wednesday of one count of second-degree murder. A separate trial regarding sentencing...

    On Theater: You'll want to 'Witness' how this one ends

    Theatergoers who haven't seen Billy Wilder's 1957 movie "Witness for the Prosecution" will be highly engrossed by the stage version of Agatha Christie's chilling courtroom drama now on view at the Newport Theatre Arts Center. Even those who saw it and...