Edgar Salvador Luciozamudio Gets 15 Years to Life for Slaying "Father Figure:" Update

See the update at the end of this post on the sentencing of Edgar Salvador Luciozamudio.

ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 7, 7:31 A.M.: A jury in Santa Ana found a Buena Park man guilty Thursday of murdering his "father figure" after the older man tried to initiate sex.

Edgar Salvador Luciozamudio, a 24-year-old who authorities have also previously identified with the last names Lucio or Zamudio, was convicted of second degree murder and faces up to 15 years to life in state prison at his scheduled March 28 sentencing.

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Affliction Clothing Sells Tasteful T-shirts to Raise Funds for Seal Beach Massacre Memorial

When I learned Affliction Clothing was making t-shirts to honor victims of the worst mass shooting in Orange County history, I thought, "Uh-oh."

After all, isn't this the MMA-lovun company known for garb with images of skulls, the Grim Reaper and designs that would stain anyone who fell into a puddle of tattoos?

Indeed, it is.

But fear not, ultimate fight fans ...

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Edgar Salvador Lucio Murdered Ricardo Rios or Fought Off Older Man's Sexual Advances?

A 24-year-old man fatally beat a male friend who made sexual advances toward him and should be convicted of murder, a prosecutor told jurors in Santa Ana Monday.

But the public defender for Edgar Salvador Lucio claims the Victorville man merely defended himself from a "sexually aggressive" 47-year-old in a Buena Park garage apartment.

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Charles Thomas Ramirez Jr. Gets 50 Years to Life for Fatally Shooting Teen Changing Tire

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Charles Thomas Ramirez Jr., who was convicted last month of gunning down a 19-year-old changing a tire in a Fullerton alley, was sentenced today to 50 years to life in prison.

This is the case where 36-year-old Ramirez's brother-in-law had told Ramirez that Larry Ruiz and a friend in the alley were not the two men who had previously tried to rob him.

Ramirez blew Ruiz away anyway.

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Crowdfunding Used to Try to Save the Home of Seal Beach Mass Shooting's Final Victim

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to save the home of David Caouette, the last of eight people fatally shot in the worst mass shooting in Orange County history.

Caouette was gunned down outside Salon Meritage in Seal Beach on Oct. 12, 2011.

Now, his widow is struggling to save their home of 28 years.

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Prosecutors of Kelly Thomas' Killers Allowed Access to Ex-Cops' Files (to the Chagrin of City)

See the update on the City of Fullerton's opposition to and planned appeal of the judge's decision to allow prosecutors a look at Ramos and Cicinelli's employment records.

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ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 27, 12:52 P.M.: The judge overseeing the Kelly Thomas murder trial ruled today that prosecutors can review employment records of ex-Fullerton police officers Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli. But Orange County Superior Court Judge William Froeberg held off a decision on whether any information from the cops' jackets will be admitted into evidence during the trial.

Prosecutors had filed a motion seeking access to the records to rebut last week's testimony by Fullerton Police Cpl. Stephen Rubio.

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Anthony Hernandez, Ulises Mejia, Kevin Garcia, Eduardo Ortega Cop to Taqueria-Slaying Roles

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Four men admitted to their involvement in a fatal stabbing at a joint this infernal rag previously deemed the best taqueria in the county.

That fatal stabbing could send a fifth man to prison for the rest of his life without the possibility of parole.

He is 23-year-old Victor Praxedis, who is scheduled to learn his fate at a Jan. 10 sentencing hearing after a jury on Oct. 10 found him guilty of first-degree murder with a special circumstance allegation that the killing was committed for the benefit of a gang and found true sentencing enhancements for use of a deadly weapon and gang activity.

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Charles Thomas Ramirez Jr. Guilty of Murder in Shooting of Teen Changing a Tire: Update

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A jury today convicted Charles Thomas Ramirez Jr. of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a teenager who was changing a tire in a Fullerton alley on St. Patrick's Day 2011.

The 36-year-old could be sentenced to 51 years to life in state prison at a Dec. 13 hearing.

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Steve Moreno and Emmanuel Vega Held in 2011 Car-to-Car Fatal Shooting of Juan Manuel Diaz

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Two men have just been arrested for a wild car-to-car shooting in Santa Ana that left a 36-year-old man dead.

Two years ago.

Steve Moreno, 25, of Santa Ana, and Emmanuel Vega, 29, of Eastvale, have been booked on suspicion of killing Juan Manuel Diaz on Nov. 2, 2011, police announced Wednesday.

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Eder Giovanni Herrera, Once Held for 2 Killings Pinned to Izzy Ocampo, Still a Possible Suspect

See the update at the end of the next page on the DA saying Eder Herrera is still being investigated for the murders of his mother and brother.

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ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 3, 12:56 P.M.: The lawyer for a man who sat in Orange County Jail for three months after being arrested for the murders of his mother and brother--and that were later blamed on presumed serial killer Itzcoatl Ocampo--is seeking "justice" for his client.

Pasadena-based lawyer John Burton has sent a letter to Senior Deputy District Attorney Susan A. Price that accuses her office of having denied "closure" to Eder Giovanni Herrera by continuing to treat him as a "suspect" despite his "false arrest" by Brea police.

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