Sexual predator Sid Landau tried for years through the courts to be freed from a state mental institution on grounds he had not committed a crime against children in three decades, but at every turn the Orange County District Attorney's office thwarted the 71-year-old. Now, a three-justice panel at ... More >>
Poor David Dae Hong Kim.No, Buena Park's Kim is literally dirt poor.He earns 13 cents an hour working in a prison laundry room and is irked that the government wants to take about half of that impressive income and give it to another man.Outrageous, isn't it?Well, no.In March 2008, 17-year-old Kim, ... More >>
Authorities say first Cesar Valle tried to tax the gents working in a transgender brothel, then the 22-year-old robbed the illegal business operating out of a Santa Ana apartment unit and finally, on Monday, he was a no show as his jury trial was getting going.Superior Court Judge W. Michael Hayes, ... More >>
One August night in 2008, Vidal Lopez Cortez asked his landlord's 11-year-old son if he wanted to watch cartoons together.
The boy fell asleep in Cortez's unit, awoke to the 24-year-old man beginning to sodomizing him and vigorously protested.
But the tenant held the boy down and continued to sexu ... More >>
KrugerIn July 2007, Weston Scott Kruger desperately wanted a porn magazine while in Newport Beach and he didn't want to pay for it.When you're 6-foot-5 and 275 pounds like Kruger, you have a chance to get your way.But even a moron knows that you are supposed to pay for items you remove from a sto ... More >>
UPDATE, JULY 20, 5:25 P.M.: A memorial service for veteran Anaheim Police Officer Brian Hayes, who died in a plane crash with his girlfriend Sunday in Arizona, will be noon Saturday at Calvary Church East Anaheim, 5605 E. La Palma Ave., Anaheim.Hayes is survived by his father, Judge W. Michael Ha ... More >>
Huber Juarez VasquezHuberJuarez Vasquez's big mouth could put him in a state prison cell for 47 years to life and his 60-year-old dad in another for 57 years to life. Those are the maximum stretches they face at their Aug. 5 sentencing in Santa Ana for the 2000 murder and attempted murder of coyo ... 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, 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 >>