[Moxley Confidential] The OC Register owner takes his savior schtick to MSNBC
See Update No. 3 at the end of this post on Derek Christopher Adams' conviction today.See Update Nos. 1-2 on opening statements and an email from someone supposedly intimate with the love triangle (square?) at the center of the case. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 13, 1:03 P.M.: For real, weird, twisted dramas ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 21, 11:40 A.M.: To give you the proper visual for this post, picture Itzcoatl "Izzy" Ocampo at right with an al Qaeda beard. That's how he appeared in a Santa Ana courtroom this morning when he pleaded not guilty to the stabbing-murders of a mother, her son and four homeless men sinc ... More >>
Izzy OcampoAnaheim police detectives revealed in a search warrant that suspected Orange County serial killer Itzcoatl Ocampo admitted to them after his arrest that he stalked his fourth homeless victim for three days.The allegation supports statements by District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, who las ... More >>
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 >>
The wifeUPDATE, JUNE 2, 10:06 A.M.: The murder trial of the wife and lover accused of getting a butcher to kill her husband with a machete--which, ironically, is the name of the new John Grisham novel--has ended in mistrial.After deliberating for two days, the four-man, eight-woman jury informed ... More >>
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 >>
UPDATE, MAY 18, 4:29 P.M.: LA County supervisors have approved a $4.75 million settlement for two Anaheim residents, one of whom was critically injured, whose car was plowed into by a veteran Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy driving a department SUV under the influence in 2008.Robert Andrew M ... More >>
Larry Welborn has a fascinating piece on The Orange County Register site about the 26 claims serial killer Rodney Alcala filed against his Orange County jailers while he was holed up in Santa Ana defending himself in his third (and hopefully final) death-penalty trial.Among the items the jailhous ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 28, 1:36 P.M.: 29-year-old Alberto Solis Guzman was sentenced today to 25 years to life in prison for assaulting, battering, endangering and causing the death of his girlfriend's 4-year-old son.The mother of Brandon Morales, who died on May 30, 2008, still faces trial later this year ... More >>
Courtesy OCDAMichael Garten's booking photoMichael Garten, one of nine inmates charged in the October 2006 beating death of John Chamberlain, a Mission Viejo software engineer who'd been arrested for possession of child pornography, has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. In a deal first re ... More >>
SrisavasdiRachanee Srisavasdi--a prolific court reporter for The Orange County Register--has accepted a new job as communications director for the Los Angeles-based Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC).For several years, Srisavasdi partnered with legendary courthouse reporter Larry Welborn ... More >>
I've never drunk 1800 Tequila, can't stand those smarmy ads with Michael Imperioli, and really have no intention of ever bothering with it, given I'm a Corralejo man. And Arrogant Bastard Ale? Don't drink beer, so no clue about it.But I feel sorry for the companies today, because a news story by ... More >>
Yours for just $57 million!Today's news highlights include:Orange County's Real WonderlandJeff Overley reports that Newport Coast, billionaire Donald Bren's masterpiece bubble development, is "nearly finished" after 40 years. Overley calls the area "Pleasantville meets Bel Air," interviews conten ... More >>
OC Weekly continues its winning ways in 2010, following up regional and national journalism honors with 22 awards from the Orange County Press Club last night.Multiple winners included Nick Schou, R. Scott Moxley, Gustavo Arellano, Spencer Kornhaber, Vickie Chang and the Navel Gazing news blog.
Sunday's local news highlights include:Unsolved 1977 NY Murder Tied Again to OC-LA Serial KillerVeteran courthouse reporter Larry Welborn got nearly a full page today to tell the tragic story of popular 23-year-old Ellen Jane Hover of Manhattan. Hover was murdered 33 years ago this month aft ... More >>
Faces of Andrew Thomas GalloThe attorney for Andrew Thomas Gallo, the 23-year-old San Gabriel resident facing second-degree murder and other charges in the crash that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others, has filed a motion to move the trial out of Orange County.
Robin Samsoe, R.I.P.Orange County Superior Court Judge Francisco Briseno handed down the maximum punishment--death--for serial killer Rodney Alcala after friends of relatives of his known murder victims made statements to the court. It was the third time in three decades that Alcala got the death ... More >>
Courtesy of Orange County District AttorneyTracy Lynn Salcido, before the tears.Tracy Lynn Salcido, the former Orangewood Children's Foundation chief financial officer convicted of having stolen more than $780,000 in donations from the nonprofit, was sentenced to 12 years in state prison and orde ... More >>
UPDATED WITH SENTENCING CLARIFICATION . . . A deputy driving a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Chevrolet sports utility vehicle (but not necessarily this one) was convicted of DUI today.The Orange County District Attorney's Office originally announced the sentence for Robert Andre ... More >>
George Joseph England, the serial child molester R. Scott Moxley just wrote about, was denied parole Monday, but the 65-year-old could still taste freedom in six months.
England wants freedom but hasn't admitted his sick sex crimesA convicted California serial pedophile who despises Jews, cops and African Americans and who forced a kindergarten-age girl he purchased in Vietnam to become a sex slave to not only himself but also his German shepherd and basset hound ... More >>
Steven GreenhutIn tomorrow's edition of LewRockwell.com, Steven Greenhut writes a column, "Breaking the Code of Silence," that ridicules what the senior Orange County Register editorial writer sees as a continued lack of ethics and decency at the sheriff's department. At issue, according to Greenhu ... More >>
Hookers take cash too, Mikey: Dana Parsons writes today that “the good news for [indicted OC Sheriff Mike] Carona is that the government doesn’t always win.” But Parsons says the “bad news” for Calamity Mike is that the feds take their “sweet time putting public corruption cases together ... More >>
Christine Hanley at the Los Angeles Times is reporting late night that Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona (pictured in a Newport Beach bar with convicted felon Rick Rizzolo, a Chicago Mafia associate) "has been indicted on federal corruption charges stemming from a lengthy investigation into al ... More >>
Look! Up in the Sky! It's SuperFascist! Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor jumped into a phone booth, ripped off his Orange County Sheriff greens and donned something that would make him, at least outwardly, a man of substance: a fine suit, tie and shiny shoes. Yep, yesterday at a ceremony to celebrate ... More >>
Inaction Action! In their hunt for additional pay and perks, Orange County sheriff’s deputies flexed their muscles again Friday by delaying the transfer of incustody folks to court for criminal hearings. The, if you will, inaction action is designed to frightened county supervisors at the negotiat ... More >>
Will a murder inmate defeat the Guv? Orange County Superior Court Judge Kazuharo Makino — a quiet, often-expressionless fellow who is married to a court reporter — ruled yesterday that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was wrong to deny parole to Delbert “Dale” Chrittenden. The inmate was found ... More >>
Erica Hill says OCs conservative Christian sheriff traded sex for favors
Judge orders DA to end secrecy over $5 million consulting deal
What do you get when you combine paranoia, ego and almost limitless power?
Answer: DA Tony Rackauckas
Do Reg reporters love the DA, or is that a banana in their stories?
The year in Tony Rackauckas