[UPDATED with Mistrial:] Oscar Robles Diaz Accused of Murdering Leon Abarca Torres

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Navel Gazing began tracking every murder (we know of) in Orange County on Leon Abarca Torres, a 47-year-old who was stabbed multiple times after drinking beers and arguing with roommates in the very early morning hours of Thursday, May 28, 2009, outside the Santa Ana residence they shared. This week, a mistrial was declared in the first-degree murder trial of Torres' alleged killer, Oscar Robles Diaz (pictured).

The 26-year-old now faces retrial later this year.

He fled on a bus after the stabbing but was arrested the next day at his workplace, Maggiano's restaurant in Costa Mesa. Prosecutors claim the stabbing was related to an earlier argument, but the defense maintains it was self-defense.

ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 2, 2009, 11:59 A.M.: Today on Navel Gazing we begin reports on local murders, which we'll update with more details as they become available. Readers, witnesses and our friendly neighborhood men and women in blue are also invited to provide any insights in the comments section or by emailing the writer of the particular item, in confidence if that's what you prefer.

Up first is the murder of 47-year-old Leon Abarca Torres of Santa Ana.

Torres, Oscar Robles Diaz and Faustino Ramirez Diaz were apparently drinking beers in the very early morning hours of Thursday, May 28, outside a residence they all used to share in the 1300 block of South Pacific Avenue, near Wilshire Avenue, in Santa Ana. Police called to the scene at 2:20 a.m. say an argument broke out, Oscar Diaz stabbed Torres "multiple times all over his body" and Faustino Diaz assisted in the attack.

Torres later died at a nearby hospital while the alleged attackers managed to flee before the cops arrived. Both were apprehended at Oscar Diaz's workplace in Costa Mesa eight hours after the initial police call and arrested on suspicion of homicide.

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BringbackReagan
BringbackReagan

 Mexicans are cool.  I love graffiti, gangs, crime, and their disinterest in education. Viva California. "We're #47" We're #47".........NOT

Two years ago I fired my gardener and our housekeeper, they were husband and wife.  I got a letter from the IRS trying to collect taxes from them.  They worked for me 9 years, never filed a tax return.  NEVER They made a combined income of $70,000 a year NEVER paid taxes.  

When I fired him he got all arrogant and rubbed in my face that they get Medical and Foodstamp Card and something called WIC, their kids get b-fast and lunch at school.

We are some stupid citizens. My grandfather came to the US legally from Mexico.  I am ashamed of what immigrants have become.

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mitch young
mitch young

" Both were apprehended at Oscar Diaz's workplace in Costa Mesa"

Hard working immigrants! Showing up after late night beers + murder.

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With all due respect you apparently say that “ Oh my father came to theUS legally” Well you know something the Food you eat, the food you feed yourkids, the clothes you war on your back and to top it off We clean your dirtyhouse! Next time you eat with your family Make sure you remember that the fruitand food comes from Us Mexicans because we pick it for YOU because you are So ASHAMED to go out on the fields, cut your own dam grass and clean your Dam Mess.  Also if you have nothing good to say about us“BETTER YET KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT AND FOCUS ON YOUR FAMILY” BECAUSE ONE DAY YOUMAY BE CUTTING YOUR OWN DAM GRASS!!! and Maybe one of your kids MAY BE DATING A HUMBLE MEXICAN THAT CAN BE A PROVIDER ..... 

mitch young
mitch young

"something called WIC"

That's the program whereby we get to pay for the total demographic transformation of the state and the country.

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