Marvin Vernis Smith

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Ninth Circuit Overturns Conviction in Savage Orange County Murder

    In a rare move, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has sided with a Los Angeles-based federal judge and against the California Supreme Court to rule that a wealthy Orange County defendant convicted of savagely murdering his wife did not receive a fair trial in 2007. U.S. Distr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Tustin's Identity Theft King Sentenced to 31 Years

    He could be you!‚ÄčIt seems Gene Anthony Franklin Jr. suffered from multiple personality disorder -- the kind that turns plastic into opulence under someone else's name. The 34-year-old master identity thief managed to repeatedly win the trust of his victims and get just enough information about the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2007

    Lesson for the day: Don't Kill Your Wife

    After only about four hours of deliberation, an Orange County jury of eight women and four men this afternoon found Marvin Vernis Smith guilty of brutally murdering his wife in December 2005. Smith, a multi-millionaire apartment building owner, and his high-priced defense lawyer, Jennifer Keller, s ... More >>

  • News

    December 13, 2007

    Lady Killer

    An OC jury ponders this question: Who is the right-handed man who murdered Minnie Smith?