[UPDATED with New Charges:] Antonio Potenciano Gana, OC Homicide No. 15: Wife Accused of Shooting Him and Son on Mother's Day

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UPDATE, JULY 5, 10:01 A.M.: Prosecutors filed additional charges today against Annamaria Magno Gana, the 41-year-old accused of killing her husband and trying to kill her sons on Mother's Day at their Tustin Ranch home.

Besides a murder count and sentencing enhancements, Gana is now charged with trying to kill both her sons, ages 9 and 16. She was originally accused of only trying to kill the older boy, who sheriff's deputies reported had been shot twice in the chest.

While their mother is currently being held without bail, the boys are in the care of a family member, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA).

Scheduled for continued arraignment today, Gana now faces one felony count each of special circumstances murder by lying in wait, two felony counts of attempted murder, and sentencing enhancements for the personal discharge of a firearm causing death and the personal discharge of a firearm causing great bodily injury.

She could get life in state prison without the possibility of parole if convicted of those charges.

Her late 72-year-old husband, Antonio Potenciano Gana, was formerly the general manager of the Manila International Airport Authority.


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UPDATE, MAY 12, 1:20 P.M.: A Filipino newspaper reports Antonio Potenciano Gana, the 72-year-old Mother's Day murder victim, is the former general manager of the Manila International Airport Authority, which oversees the airport in the country's capital.

The Philippine Star also claims the slain man's 41-year-old wife is Annamaria Magno Gana, and that the couple's youngest son is 8. Orange County law enforcement previously reported the suspected killer's first name is Annamaria and the boy credited with wrestling a gun away from her is 9.

An odd twist courtesy of the Star after the jump . . .

The paper claims Antonio Gana married the suspect, his second wife, after converting to Islam.

His first wife then accused him of bigamy, reports the Star.

UPDATE, MAY 12, 11:55 A.M.: A Filipino news site has filled in more blanks about the couple at the center of a Mother's Day murder in Tustin Ranch.

ABS-CBN News, the Phillippine media giant's online outlet, reports that 72-year-old murder victim Antonio Potenciano Gana was a former Manila airport official.

His 41-year-old wife and suspected killer, Annamaria Magno Gana, is being treated for breast cancer.

In fact, her arraignment on charges of murdering her husband and trying to shoot her 16-year-old son to death was delayed due to her medical condition. It is unclear whether the medical hold was related to her cancer or unspecified injuries she reportedly suffered in Sunday afternoon's shooting, however.

She may be arraigned as soon as today.

One big hole remains to be filled in this story: what prompted her alleged crimes.
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magnoevelyn75
magnoevelyn75

ANG PANGALAN NG DALAWA KONG APO NA ANAK NI AIMEE KAY TONY GANA AY SINA ANTONIO GANA JR HE IS 19 YEARS OLD AND THE YOUNGEST IS ALFONSO GANA, 11 YEARS OLD. TAMA NAGING KABIT DIN AKO NOON KAYA INUDYUKAN KO ANG ANAK KO NA SI AIMEE NA MAGING KABIT NI TONY GANA KASI MAYAMAN SIYA AT KAYA KAMING BUHAYIN MAG INA. AT KAHIT NA CONVICT NA ANG ANAK KO MARAMI NAMANG IBINIGAY SA AMAIN NA PERA SI TONY BAGO PA MAN SIYA MABARIL NG ANAK KO..

magnoevelyn75
magnoevelyn75

ANG PANGALAN NGA PALA NG  DALAWA KONG APO NA ANAK NI AIMEE KAY TONY GANA. SI ANTONIO GANA JR. HE IS 19 YEARS OLD NOW AND THE YOUNGEST IS ALFONSO GANNA 11 YEARS OLD. KAHIT NA CONVICT ANG ANAK KO NA SI AIMEE. WELL MARAMI NAMANG PERA NA IBINIGAY SA AMIN SI TONY BAGO SIYA NABARIL NG ANAK KO. INGGIT LANG KAYO...

Evelynmagno75
Evelynmagno75

well, nang malaman ng asawa ko na may relasyon ang anak namin na si Aimee kay Col. Tony Gana at nabuntis na nga ay nagpakamatay ang mister ko na si Major Tereso Magno. di niya matanggap na naging kabit ang anak namin. kaya ga guilty rin si Col. Tony Gana kaya tinutuhanan niya na nga na asawahin ang anak ko. hanggang nagkaroon na nga sila ng dalawang anak na lalaki. magmula nang magpakamatay ang mister ko. lahat nang anak ko ay tinulungan ni Col. Tony Gana, pinag aral at tinulungan niya kaming makapunta ng america.

Evelyn Abellera Magno
Evelyn Abellera Magno

BY THE WAY, AKO  ANG NAG SUGGEST KAY TONY GANA NA MAGPACONVERT SA ISLAM PARA MAIDIVORCE NIYA ANG TUNAY NIYANG ASAWA AT UPANG MAPAKASALAN NIYA ANG ANAK KONG SI AIMEE KASI MAY DALAWA NA SILANG ANAK AT NAKAKAHIYA SA MGA KAMAG ANAK NAMIN AT PARA NA RIN MADALA NIYA KAMI SA CALIFORNIA. I AM VERY PROUD OF MY DAUGHTER FOR BEING A MISTRESS OF TONY GANA CAUSE HE IS MUCH MONEY.

ToneD
ToneD

Ang ama ni ANAMARIA MAGNO raw na si Tereso Magno ay namatay dahil sa suicide...siguro yan sila ay merong lahi na mga sira ulo.  Yang si EVELYN ABELLERA MAGNO na nanay ni AIMEE is napaka mata pobre po niyan. Kaya mas gustohin pa nyang maging kabit ang anak nya basta may pera lang ang lalaki. Si EVELYN ABELLERA MAGNO ay naging kabit din yan kaya meron pinag manahan ang kanyang anak.

ruel noy alicante
ruel noy alicante

DAPAT TALAGANG MAKULONG ITONG ANAMARIA MAGNO NA ITO PAGKATAPOS NIYANG MAKIPAGRELASYON KAY TONY GANA SR. PARA MAGKAPERA PINATAY NIYA LANG. ANG MOTHER NIYA NGA NA SI EVELYN MAGNO TINULUNGAN PA NI TONY GANA SR. PARA MAKAPUNTA SA CALIFORNIA.AKO NGA PALA SI RUEL NOY ALICANTE FROM DIMASALANG MASBATE.

Ruelnoyalicante
Ruelnoyalicante

naku kaya pala. mukha nga talagang matapobre ang pagmumukaha. sana nakakulong na ngayon yang anak niya. nag paconvert pa sa muslim itong si mr. tony gana sr. para mapakasalan lang itong kabit at idivorce ang tunay niyang asawa na si ms. thelma gana, kawawa naman iniwanan ng asawa. at para makaiwas sa tsismis isinama si aimee sa america para doon pakasalan. pero tingnan mo kinarma rin dahil nagkaroon daw ng cancer sa suso dahil sa kakainom ng pills kasi naman itong si tony gana mahilig naman.

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