Orange County Superior Court Judge James P. Marion, who was assigned to the Central Felony Panel, died Sunday morning at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in San Clemente. He was 58.
Marion, who was educated in New England and served in the U.S Marine Corps, was an Orange County deputy district attorney from 1981 to 1999 before Gov. Gray Davis appointed him to the bench.
Married with three children, Marion resided in Trabuco Canyon.
The cause of his death is pending an autopsy.