Hey, fellas: Denise Marie Enriquez is looking for love.But before responding to her lonely hearts club request, keep in mind she's currently at Chowchilla for luring a security guard to a Costa Mesa school parking lot where another man tried to murder him.
The Ninth Circuit federal appellate court today handed a legal victory of sorts to the lone woman involved in the gruesome 2004 murder at sea of Thomas and Jackie Hawks in hopes of stealing the couple's 55-foot, Newport Beach-based yacht.The panel ruled that U.S. District Court Judge Phili ... More >>
Orange County's Alain Cruz is immensely frustrated that nobody in California's judicial system is listening to cries that he's been railroaded.Cruz was involved in the January 2005 shooting death of a con artist who operated a stolen phone service operation.But Cruz didn't shoot Melvin Liufau (AKA " ... More >>
A federal judge has dismissed a convicted felon's $75 million libel lawsuit against OC Weekly and a veteran staff writer after concluding the accusations had no merit.In his Nov. 6 ruling, Judge George H. King declared that Delecia Ann Holt, a convicted thief and failed Orange County and San Diego C ... More >>
Here at OC Weekly World Headquarters in Costa Mesa we've known for eons that colleague Matt Coker is sadistic.Season after losing season, Coker--an award-winning, veteran journalist--periodically makes himself wear Oakland Raiders paraphernalia to the office as if he's permanently stuck in January 2 ... More >>
One night in August 2007, Westminster family members were minding their own business in the backyard of their residence, barbequing and drinking beer when two vehicles drove up and at least 15 hoodlums emerged screaming, "This is West Trece [criminal street gang]! This is our neighborhood!" The gang ... More >>
Karen Dee Ableman might be the face of this nation's "war on drugs."Ableman has five criminal drug convictions and, until recently, been sent to prison four times.The incarcerations, though surely painful, weren't experiences painful enough to break her habit.In 2008, the methamphetamine addict/deal ... More >>
UPDATE, AUG. 23, 5:18 P.M.: The state appeals court in Santa Ana rejected three-time congressional candidate Delecia Holt's appeal of seven of the nine fraud felonies that have her locked up at the state prison in Chowchilla (say hi to Omaima Nelson!). The 49-year-old Republican who has floated b ... More >>
UPDATE, OCT. 5, 5:24 P.M.: From the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) statement on Omaima Nelson's parole denial this afternoon:"The victim's daughter Margaret Nelson was also present at the hearing and told the [parole] Board how her father was taken from her when she was a 15-ye ... More >>
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written a letter to the warden of Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla asking that a condition be part of Omaima Aree Nelson's parole, should the state board grant the model-turned-cannibal wife's request today. See if you ... More >>
From the bizarre--PETA seeking a vegan diet be a condition of cannibal wife Omaima Nelson's parole--we move now to the sublime:LIVE NUDE OMAIMA!OK, so she's not exactly live, and the NSFW photo after the jump could very well have been photoshopped. But it is definitely nude . . .
How could I forget that Thanksgiving weekend 1991 rampage? Egyptian-born model and 24-year-old nanny Omaima Aree Nelson bludgeoned, skinned and chopped up her husband of two months--and twice her age--in their Costa Mesa apartment. With her olive skin, slender form and impeccably dressed in red h ... More >>
Parole was denied for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten for the 19th time.Van Houten, who is behind bars at the California Institution for Women at Frontera, was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the August 1969 slayings of wealthy grocers Leno and Rosemary La Bianca.A model prisone ... More >>
Death row bound Nelson: I'm innocent!Retiring Frank F. Fasel is the type of no-nonsense Orange County judge who appreciates people who make their points quickly. But Fasel wasn't impressed by Tanya Jaime Nelson's pithy pre-sentencing message designed to keep herself off California's notorious dea ... More >>
Menage a trois con game earns criminal sex kitten and her frisky boyfriend stiff prison terms
Woman imprisoned for terrorizing ex-lovers and threatening their girlfriends is now free