[Moxley Confidential] Superior Court Judge William Froeberg isn't happy with jailhouse informant battle or a colleague
A man who hired gang members to gun down his state corrections officer bride in Anaheim was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in state prison. A jury last September found 53-year-old Nuzzio Begaren guilty of the cold case conspiracy murder of his wife Elizabeth in 1998 to collect a $1 million li ... More >>
The fatal stabbing of 55-year-old Mikel Anthony Williams struck a chord at Irvine Valley College in 2012. After a rough life--Williams' mother and brother were murdered before him--he seemed to have turned his life around after getting a college education at IVC, moving into housing nearby and tradi ... More >>
A Los Angeles County couple is suing the Anaheim Police Department, its police chief and several other high-ranking officers for alleged false arrest, excessive force and torture in 2012. Rafael Garcia Miranda and his wife Olga Martha Garcia claim in their Sept. 24 lawsuit that Police Chief John We ... More >>
After turning 18 years old days earlier, Brian Paul Landry broke into his teenage girlfriend's Santa Ana home while wearing a mask in Sept. 2008, fired three shots into the skull of the girl's mother as she prepared food in the kitchen, shoved a knife deep into the woman's neck and then sent a text ... More >>
A lawyer for a Garden Grove man who murdered his wife's ex-boyfriend in March 2008, asked a panel of California appellate justices this week to overturn the conviction because the crime wasn't a premeditated killing but rather self-defense.After the work of prosecutor Larry Yellin, an Orange County ... More >>
It's a shame that Robert Luis Reil likely won't ever get a chance to model for GQ.In coming months, Reil--presently a 32-year-old resident of a luxury suite inside Orange County's Theo Lacy Jail--will be bused to a California prison, where he'll probably spend the rest of his life with other mode ... More >>
Richard James Wilson's Booking PhotoSpeaking of dead Orange County Jail inmates....The same day the Orange County Sheriff's department (OCSD) announced the death of an immigration detainee inside Theo Lacy Jail in Orange, the Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) announced that it had wrapped up ... More >>
UPDATE: Today's statement from the Orange County District Attorney's Office on the arraignment of the murder suspect should raise more eyebrows among those who wonder why police did not haul him away before the crime. (See end of post) . . . Leopoldo Antonio Verdugo Cabrera and Saul Jose Salazar ... More >>
UPDATE: The third murder suspect is arrested south of Bullhead City, Arizona (see end of post) . . .Chi Ngoc Bui won big the night of Sept. 2 at the Hawaiian Gardens Casino next to the 605 freeway. Little did the 55-year-old Westminster resident know that he was being watched, later followed or t ... More >>
Jorge Alejandro LopezUPDATE: DA's statement on Jorge Alejandro Lopez's arraignment paints a much more senseless killing, reveals victim was a married father (see end of post) . . .Witnesses called Santa Ana Police around 4:30 p.m. Saturday regarding a homeless man lying on the sidewalk in the 30 ... More >>
An OC jury ponders this question: Who is the right-handed man who murdered Minnie Smith?
Welcome to the Real IC: We should change the name of this place to Irony County. Latest reason? Peggy Lowe, a sleuth at the Register, reports today that during the very same meeting that the Orange County Board of Supervisors talked about slicing into generous pensions for sheriff’s deputies they ... More >>
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