Can we cut straight to the penalty phase? After all, an Arizona woman already asked an Orange County judge to put her to death last year for allegations she murdered her two children in a Santa Ana hotel room instead of turning them over to her ex-husband who had full custody.
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Paul Caouette, whose father was the last victim in the worst mass slayings in Orange County history, has involved himself in the campaign to build a memorial to the eight who lost their lives in Seal Beach that fateful October 2011 day. But when it comes to being the driving force behind raising fun ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post on the arraignment delay of two registered sex offenders accused of raping and murdering at least four women in Orange County. ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 15, 7:34 A.M.: The GPS devices parolees Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon wore played a role in implicating th ... More >>
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A Santa Ana gang member is scheduled to be arraigned later this morning for the unprovoked murder of a 14-year-old rival gang member. Armando Andres Carachure, 25, had a 12-year-old member of his gang by his side when the approached the victim riding a bike at Jerome Park in Santa Ana on June 21. ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 18, 3:38 P.M.: Accused mass killer Scott Evans Dekraai pleaded not guilty to eight murder counts at today's arraignment hearing in Santa Ana. If a feeling of deja vu just washed over you, fret not; Dekraai also pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing last year. Today's arraignme ... More >>
Courtesy of OCDAPasquel Raul LoeraFifty-year-old Dennis Koire was in a coma for the 13 months after he was shot in the head on Feb. 14, 2010. The Westminster man succumbed to his injuries this past March.In announcing the death penalty will be sought for Pasqual Raul Loera, who is also accused of ... More >>
UPDATE, OCT. 24, 3:05 P.M.: Orange County Superior Court Judge Erick L. Larsh this afternoon assigned the defense of Scott Evans Dekraai to the Orange County Public Defender's office. The lead attorney (at taxpayers' dime) will now be senior Deputy Public Defender Scott Sanders. Dekraai's origin ... More >>
Vitaliy KrasnoperovUPDATE, JUNE 7, 11:52 A.M.: 25-year-old Hollywood resident Vitaliy Krasnoperov is accused of conspiring with childhood friend Iftekhar Murtaza via online instant messages to plan and carry out the kidnapping, murder and setting ablaze of the sister and father of Murtaza's ex-gi ... More >>
I.D.It's all Rodney Alcala, all the time on tonight's True Crime with Aphrodite Jones, a weekly program on cable TV's I.D. (Investigation Discovery) channel.The show will attempt to get inside the mind of the serial killer who was convicted in March 2010 and returned to Death Row for the murder o ... More >>
UPDATE, MARCH 9, 10:58 A.M.: While the Marin County Sheriff's Department is convinced Rodney Alcala is responsible for the death of Pamela Jean Lambson, the 19-year-old whose body was found near a trail in 1977, the case was closed without trying the notorious serial killer.The DNA samples from t ... More >>
Alcala on The Dating Game in the '70sManhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced at a news conference Thursday that convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala will be extradited from California to the Big Apple to face trial for the murders of two women in the 1970s.Alcala, 67, is curr ... More >>
Headline: Gang Member Gets Life for Execution SlayingsComment by STOPCRIME: Fry him and deport all of his family members. Oh deport anyone who knows him including his neighbors.Comment by LOL12345: The more of each othe they wipe out the less we have to pay for their health care, food, etc while ... More >>
Community theater actor Daniel Patrick Wozniak considered himself "a star" and everyone and everything he encountered in real-life as props in his own play, and when it came to Samuel Herr and Julie Kibuishi, the financially broke Wozniak wrote them out of his script when he was done using them, ... More >>
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According to sources at the Orange County Sheriff's Department, David L. Brent--the veteran prosecutor who runs the district attorney's acclaimed homicide unit--was arrested with his wife on Christmas Day following a domestic dispute.No other information was available officially, except that Brent w ... More >>
Robbin Brandley’s confessed killer sits on death row. So why don’t her parents consider the case closed?
This afternoon Superior Court Judge William Froeberg sentenced convicted killer Jacob Rump, a 30-year-old Orange County gangster, to life in prison without the possibility of parole for a 2002 ambush murder in Anaheim. Details about the case involving Rump (pictured), who is a member of Public Enem ... More >>
Stone Cold is hot, but The Condemneds hypocrisy is not.
There are rumblings of reform coming from Sacramento. Reforms aimed at starting to straighten out the state's dysfunctional prison system. The Los Angeles Times reports, "the Senate's top Democrats on Thursday moved toward reforming California's byzantine criminal sentencing system." Unveiling leg ... More >>
You know who else had lots of supporters? Ted Bundy
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