John Conley

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Sarwat Yasmine Syed, Triple Killer's Mom, Has Hit-and-Run Case Dismissed by Judge: Update

    See Update No. 3 on Page 2 about the charges against Sarwat Syed being dismissed. Update No. 2 has prosecutors saying she only thought of herself and the defense countering "she's absolutely innocent." Update No. 1 on the next page is about the trial beginning. ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 16, 8 A.M.: Tria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Sergio Camacho Gonzalez Gets 26 Years to Life for Beating Homeless Man to Death with Wood

    A homeless man was sentenced today to 26 years to life in state prison for the beating murder of another transient with a piece of wood.A jury on Feb. 13 convicted Sergio Camacho Gonzalez, 38, of murdering Andrew Petrusiak and found true a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weap ... More >>

  • News

    August 16, 2012

    Prince Edward Maryland Is Sorry

    He nearly beat his wife to death, but the Ironwood State Prison resident wants you to donate to his anti-domestic-violence charity

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    OC Judge Shellacks Cypress Cafe Killer

    I'm guessing that Stephenson Choi Kim won't be able to serve his entire sentence for a 2004 Cypress restaurant gang shooting.On Friday, Kim--who was convicted of murder, six counts of attempted murder and gang enhancements at a 2011 jury trial--officially learned that he would not receive the lenien ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Citizen of the Week! Incest Perpetrator: Miguel Angel Andrade

    ​If Costa Mesa's Miguel Angel Andrade is right, he might be the most abused good daddy in Orange County history.Andrade says his two young daughters fabricated that he routinely sexually assaulted them as revenge because he forced them to do their homework and wouldn't let them go outside to play. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Alfredo Granados Canchola Gets 55 Years for Sexual Attacks on Girls Ages 10, 13 and 16

    ​Family members told an Orange County Superior Court judge last week that their lives have not been the same since March of 2009 when Alfredo Granados Canchola coaxed a 13-year-old girl into his car and fondled her. Victim impact statements of the girl, her mother and father were read before Judge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    [UPDATED with Mistrial:] Gabriela Mariana Morales, Accused in Beating Death of 4-Year-Old Son, Saved by Lone Juror (For Now)

    ​UPDATE, MAY 20, 10:08 A.M.: After a mistrial was declared Thursday in the trial of Gabriela Mariana Morales, who stood accused of murder in the beating death of her 4-year-old son, prosecutors announced they will retry the case. A lone juror was unwilling to convict the 28-year-old Santa Ana woma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Will Crying Save Killer Stephenson Choi Kim From Death Row?

    Stephenson Choi Kim: boo-who​You can tell from a photograph shown at his murder trial that Stephenson Choi Kim desperately wanted to think of himself as a tough guy.In the picture, Kim is wearing that unmistakable hoodlum glare on his face while he points a handgun at the camera. See? I'm fea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    How Many Prison Years Should a Sock Thief Get?

    Duong: bad shopper​Though he had three prior theft strikes against him, Orange County's Dung Hoang Duong just couldn't help himself.In November 2009, Duong entered a store, shoved a package of cheap socks into his pants and was detained by an observant security guard before he could leave.A j ... More >>

  • News

    February 11, 2010

    Sheriff's Deputies Wreck Another Case

    [Moxley Confidential] OCSD's omission of key facts about a stalled car crashes a burglary prosecution

  • News

    June 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Citizen of the Week!

    The sadomasochistic onetime X-Files actor (1), who shoved a hot crack cocaine pipe inside a south Orange County woman's vagina because he believed she worked for the devil, recently placed an ad in LA Weekly:"Busy businessman/producer needs immediate project assistance . . . Experience not necessar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2008

    Citizen of the Week!

    As a teenager in Los Angeles using the name "DJ Tran," Daniel James Bell twice lured unsuspecting Southern California Asian women to fake modeling jobs and threatened them with weapons before robbing and sexually assaulting them. With that in mind, it might be difficult to believe Bell's latest t ... More >>

  • News

    August 30, 2007

    Dude, There's My Car!

    Crook relaxed too soon after stealing Cadillac Escalade from mall

  • News

    January 11, 2007

    Theyre My friends and Im a Swinger!

    OC businessman allegedly sold fake computers during the day, call girls at night

  • News

    April 28, 2005


    Now that the OC Republican Party has your attention, heres our story about sex inside the Sheriffs Department

  • News

    April 21, 2005

    Carona Cover-Up?

    Sealed records show sheriff's complicity in scandal

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    Slick Injustice

    Prosecutors turn South County rockers into gangbangers