| Mar 24, 2014
| 3:53 PM
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,...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 6:45 PM
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....
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:38 AM
Two women charged with killing a woman outside a Santa Ana nightclub were in court Tuesday, but the hearing to determine whether there’s enough evidence to prosecute them was postponed to Monday.
Candace Marie Brito, 27, and Vanesa Tapia Zavala,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 9:08 AM
Two women were ordered Tuesday to stand trial for murder in the death of a 23-year-old woman who was beaten during an altercation outside a popular Santa Ana nightspot.
The ruling followed a two-day hearing with attorneys dissecting the shaky and...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 11:13 AM
A Huntington Beach man has admitted to stealing ATMs, containing thousands of dollars in cash, across Orange and Los Angeles counties.
Richard Allen Clements, 50, pleaded guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday to one count of grand theft....
| Feb 24, 2014
| 1:14 PM
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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:52 PM
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...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:35 PM
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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:17 AM
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...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:47 PM
A panel of California appeals court judges found Friday that state law trumps Orange County's regulations on sex offenders that ban them from parks and beaches.
The decision by the 4th District Court of Appeal reverses the conviction of Hugo Godinez,...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:23 PM
A Huntington Beach teen accused of exchanging lewd photos with and soliciting sex from minors over a one-year period pleaded not guilty Thursday to 12 criminal counts.
Jackson Roland Westermeyer, 18, of Huntington Beach entered his plea at the Orange...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:44 AM
As family and friends gathered to remember a 23-year-old woman lost to street violence, another young woman appeared in a nearby courthouse Tuesday to declare her innocence in a predawn beating outside a Santa Ana nightclub that left the recent college...