See Update No. 3 at the end of this post on Sheriff Sandra Hutchens' reaction.See Update Nos. 1 and 2 on the Orange County District Attorney's office declining to pursue criminal charges against Deputy Darren Sandberg and the sheriff's deputy union reaction. ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 28, 12:37 P.M.: Ora ... More >>
Over the objections of prosecutors, a mother who went on a drinking binge that ended with the suffocation death of her unattended 2-month-old baby was sentenced today at Westminster Justice Center to a year in jail. Senior Deputy District Attorney Susan Price argued that the seriousness 27-year-old ... More >>
If you want an insight into the bizarre thinking of accused Orange County serial killer Itzcoatl "Izzy" Ocampo, you have to appreciate the impact movies, especially war films, and music lyrics had on the former U.S. Marine and Iraq War veteran.That's the assertion of Ocampo defense lawyer Randall ... 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 >>
UPDATE, NOV. 28, 12:08 P.M.: A Garden Grove mother accused of killing her 2-month-old son by leaving him to suffocate under a pile of clothes after she'd been on a multi-hour Halloween drinking binge is scheduled to be arraigned in Santa Ana Tuesday afternoon.The Orange County District Attorney's ... More >>
UPDATE, AUG. 8, 12:10 P.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) just confirmed that Kirk Michael Galvin has been charged with murdering his 58-year-old uncle, Douglas Brian Galvin of Buena Park, in the La Palma apartment of the 23-year-old's father (and the victim's brother). Kirk ... More >>
BREAKING, MARCH 11, 12:41 P.M.: "Radio" Raheem Abdul Edwards, who managed to elude capture for the 2000 shooting and murder of Anaheim liquor-store owner Haeng Shin Kim by frequently moving, changing names and gnawing on his fingertips to remove his prints, was sentenced today to life in prison w ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 10, 11:30 A.M.: It took a long time to bring "Radio" Raheem Abdul Edwards to justice for his role in the shooting-murder of liquor-store owner Haeng Shin Kim in Anaheim back in 2000.It took two days for a jury to convict the 30-year-old.
GalloUpdate, December 22,12:12 p.m.: From the Associated Press:Before sentencing. [Courtney] Stewart's sobbing father, Chris Stewart, told the judge each day that goes by "is one more day I'm without my daughter."[Andrew Thomas] Gallo was frequently moved to tears by the statements from family ... More >>
Andrew Thomas GalloSeparate murder trials for two alleged drunken drivers begin this morning in Orange County.One you've heard a lot about, the other not so much.Guess that's to be expected when a rookie phenom Angels pitcher is a murder victim in the more talked-about case.
What happens when just before being released from duty at Camp Pendleton for the weekend, you allegedly: participate in a mandatory safety briefing that covers the dangers of drunken driving, including the tidbit that should you get behind the wheel while drunk, you'll likely kill someone; go on ... More >>
Not the mangled car in question but an amazing reproduction.QUESTION: What happens if you smoke meth, go for a morning drive on the 91 freeway and fall asleep at the wheel, losing control at high speeds while exiting at the East Street off-ramp, smacking into a fence and plowing into a uti ... More >>