Orange County's grand jury has indicted 17-year-old Ryan Nichols Coale for March's fatal stabbing of a visiting teen on an athletic court at Sycamore Junior High School in Anaheim. Coale, who is being tried as an adult, was indicted on one felony count of murder and a sentencing enhancement for th ... More >>
A family that stays together, murders together? Seems so, at least based on the charges against three members of the Hurtado family the grand jury accuses of murdering a fourth, 23-month-old Dartanian Hurtado.Dartanian's mother Noel Lynn Hurtado, uncle Timothy Seymour Hurtado and aunt Ilene Irene H ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 21, 2:17 P.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's (OCDA) office has announced the 17-year-old accused of fatally stabbing Edgar Cervantes, 19, of Riverside, in Anaheim Monday night will be tried as an adult.As such, the OCDA identified him as Ryan Nichols Coale of Anaheim.
A 21-year-old Fullerton woman has pleaded guilty to felony child abuse in a deal with prosecutors that removes a murder count for drowning her newborn boy in a toilet and hiding his body in a bedroom trash can.Yanira Bernice Valderrama also admitted to a sentencing enhancement of inflicting gre ... More >>
Ilene Irene HurtadoIf the charges against the Hurtado siblings stick, they will be holding their future family reunions in prison.Today, Ilene Irene Hurtado, 27, of Anaheim, was arraigned on charges of murder and assault on a child with force likely to produce great bodily injury resulting in ... More >>
UPDATE: Just when you thought this couldn't get worse (details below) . . . Courtesy of Fullerton Police DepartmentYanira ValderramaA 20-year-old Fullerton resident has been arrested for the September 2009 murder of her newborn baby boy.Yanira Valderrama was arrested Thursday on suspicion of murd ... More >>
Remember the wandering homeless patient we wrote about a few months back who had been shipped from an Orange County hospital to L.A.'s Skid Row and dumped there? Well such incidents have been the subject of a federal investigation initiated in 2006 after the LAPD began looking into reports of hospi ... More >>
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