Annamaria Magno Gana Trial Opens in Mother's Day Murder of Husband, Attempts on 2 Sons
Around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 8, 2011, a gunshot was heard in the Gana home in the 18400 block of Manning Drive in unincorporated Tustin. Antonio Potenciano Gana, 72, and his older son rushed into a bedroom to discover their wife/mother had fired a round into the ceiling. She is accused of then turning the gun on her husband, shooting him in the chest.
|Antonio Gana, R.I.P.|
Orange County sheriff's deputies arrived to arrest Mrs. Gana, who was treated for minor injuries suffered in the shootings. The boys were put under the care of a relative.
Just when it did not seem the case could get more bizarre, The Philippine Star reported four days later that Gana had converted to Islam before marrying her husband and that his first wife accused him of bigamy.
Annamaria Gana is charged with 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.
Opening statements are expected to begin at 9:30 a.m. in Superior Court in Santa Ana, according to an Orange County District Attorney's office statement.
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