5) Andrew Urdiales returns to Orange County
Twenty-five years after former Camp Pendleton Marine Andrew Urdiales allegedly stabbed drama student Robbin Brandley 41 times in an unlit Saddleback College parking lot, he returned to Orange County to finally face the music. The thing is, Urdiales is linked to several other killings of women in Southern California, and he's been convicted and received the ultimate sentence for extending his murder spree to Illinois, which later abolished its death penalty. So, prosecutors hope he'll be eligible for execution in California. But having him here gives us the willies.
6) We're reminded of what Omaima Aree Nelson did
Like justice for Urdiales, parole being denied for former Egyptian model Omaima Aree Nelson is a good thing. But the parole hearing also reminded us of what she did as a 23-year-old
newlywed over Thanksgiving weekend 1991: dismembering, disemboweling and partly eating her husband William E. Nelson. Besides recalling the way she cooked, breaded and deep-fried
the 43-year-old's remains, we get to re-read her joke to investigators: "Nothing tastes as good as the man I married. It's the sauce
that does it." Yes it does . . . make us sick.
7) Christopher Raymond Olague's praying (or preying?) hands
Huntington Beach Police arrested the 39-year-old pastor of Refuge Southland Church in Buena Park for allegedly picking an 8-year-old girl up from her home to play with one of his five daughters at his house in Westminster, but instead pulling into a parking lot where he touched her inappropriately, unbuttoned his pants and pulled them down slightly. He is then accused of paying her $40 not to say anything. He pleaded not guilty at arraignment, but Olague was arrested again for allegedly possessing child porn on his home computer, including images of a 6-year-old female relative. Heaven help us.
8) Orange County won't have Chuck DeVore to kick around anymore
We saw eye-to-eye with the former state assemblyman on politics . . . well . . . never, but we loved the way he mixed it up with opponents and his tech-savvy ways. Indeed, we were gearing up for a battle royale with fellow Republican Todd Spitzer for Orange County supervisor next year. After all, if Devore threw demon sheep at Carly Fiorina when he sought the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, who knows what kind of possessed barnyard animal he would unleash on Spitzer. Alas, Chuckie announced (via tweet, natch), he was leaving to become a visiting scholar in Texas. Texas? Like, ew. Chuck, we hardly knew ye.