A death penalty recommended, an ex-boyfriend convicted of making an ex-girlfriend an ex-living being, a Parent Teacher Organization embezzler, a for-profit schools operator operating fewer schools and pushing Disney princesses in wheelchairs--all are found in this Weekender Updater.
Orange County prosecutors quietly handed white supremacist thug and pre-trial inmate Jason Fenstermacher a spectacular, sweetheart deal in August. It was a fitting coda to a career in crime that began around 2002, when the heroin-addled car thief and burglar needed to toughen his image as a scared, ... More >>
AWOL Army soldier Steven Matthew LeClaire was sentenced this morning to 101 years in state prison for bursting into a Cypress motel room, killing a man and injuring his father and a third man with a hail of bullets. The 26-year-old was convicted in August of second-degree murder and two counts of a ... More >>
Army deserter Steven Matthew LeClaire Jr. was so peeved his father gave booze to his teenage sister and that one of dad's pals hit on the 14-year-old that he shot the senior LeClaire and two others in a Cypress motel room, killing one, a prosecutor told jurors during the opening of Wednesday's murde ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Superior Court Judge William Froeberg isn't happy with jailhouse informant battle or a colleague
A 43-year-old man who was kicked out of a party in Garden Grove twice before returning a third time to fatally stab another man in December 2009 was convicted Monday of second-degree murder. Khanh Van Le faces a maximum sentence of 16 years to life in state prison at a scheduled Dec. 6 hearing.
[Moxley Confidential] Once-proud white-supremacist gangster offers unusual conviction appeal
The Orange County District Attorney's Office issued a press release late this afternoon noting a new honor for one of the agency's most publicity resistant but accomplished prosecutors: Jim Mendelson.I can image Mendelson's sincere reaction: Hell, no!It's not that this no-nonsense courtroom veter ... More >>
ArroyoThe beginning of the end of an Orange County crime ring came with the late August 2009 arrest of a man, who was hiding near a shed in Oceanside, for being involved in a Laguna Beach jewelry store robbery. What authorities did not know at the time was he would be tied to another robbery earl ... More >>
Nguyen gets a judicial miracleThere may have been screams of joy in a California prison last night and cries of frustration inside the district attorney's office. Late yesterday afternoon, a California Court of Appeal overturned an Orange County jury's 2007 special circumstances murder convi ... More >>