Weekender Updater: Gang Killer, Boss Slaying, Disputed DUI Manslaughter Sentence and More

It's another busy weekend of updating as we bring details on the conviction of a gang killer of a 14-year-old, the trial starting against a former fugitive accused of choking out his boss, the disputed jail sentence given to a drunk/drugged-up driver who mowed down an elderly jogger, the sanity finding for a mother who drowned her baby girl in the tub, another stay-out-of-jail payment by an embezzling parent-teacher organization president and the new interim leader of the complaint-plagued Irvine Animal Care Center.

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Irvine Couple's Invite to Obama's State of the Union Address is Questioned by LAPD Critic

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LAPD Sgt. Emada Tingirides and her husband LAPD Captain Phil Tingirides reside in Irvine.
An Irvine couple's invitation from first lady Michelle Obama to join her at the President's 2015 State of the Union address is being questioned by a critic of racism within the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Weekender Updater: $20 Million for Catholics; Guilty Wife Killer; PTO Embezzler Un-Jailed

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This weekend's Weekender Updater looks at a $20 million hail Mary for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, conviction for a wife killer and the jail's revolving door for a Parent Teacher Organization embezzler.

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Steven Dean Gordon Confessed He and Franc Cano Slayed 5 Prostitutes: Grand Jury Report

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Steven Dean Gordon and his partner pleaded not guilty in May.
Half of the pair of alleged serial killers of prostitutes in Orange County confessed to police about the murders, the disposal of bodies in trash bins and how there was a fifth, yet-to-be-identified victim, according to a grand jury transcript unsealed Monday.

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Jesus Vega Estrada Faces 25 Years to Life for Beating His 19-Month-Old Son to Death

Categories: 2013 Homicides

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An Anaheim man has been convicted of second-degree murder and assault on a child causing death in the beating death of his 19-month-old son last year.

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Maribel Ramos' Amazing Life, Heartbreaking Disappearance Are on Friday's Dateline NBC

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Maribel Ramos was last seen alive paying her May 2013 rent in Orange.

Another high profile Orange County murder case is getting the Dateline NBC treatment Friday night.

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Kwang Chol Joy Has Something to Say as He Gets 15 Years to Life for Killing Iraq War Vet

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Kwang Chol "K.C." Joy is prison bound.
As Kwang Chol Joy was being sentenced today to 15 years to life in prison for murdering his roommate and Iraq War veteran Maribel Ramos, he serenaded Orange County Superior Court Judge William Froeberg with a long, rambling statement that professed his innocence, how much he misses the deceased and how so much evidence was kept from jurors that his conviction was an injustice to him and Ramos.

Froberg--he of little bullshit taketh--would have none of it.

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Marilyn Kay Edge, Who Sought Death Penalty in Murder of Her 2 Kids, is Arraigned Today

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Marilyn Kay Edge drove into an electrical vault and tried to kill herself before police stopped her.

Can we cut straight to the penalty phase? After all, an Arizona woman already asked an Orange County judge to put her to death last year for allegations she murdered her two children in a Santa Ana hotel room instead of turning them over to her ex-husband who had full custody.

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Kelly Michele Wolfe Could Get 16 Years in Prison for Drunken-Driving "Murder:" OCDA

See the update at the end of this post on the possible punishment and bail amount Kelly Wolfe faces.

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Kelly Michele Wolfe is booked.
ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 27, 8:36 A.M.: A Capistrano Beach woman faces arraignment Thursday on a murder rap, other serious felonies and a misdemeanor in the Fourth of July 2013 killing of a 76-year-old woman who was struck by a vehicle while walking with her grandson along a San Clemente bike trail.

Kelly Michele Wolfe fled the scene of the collision that night but was later detained outside her residence, according to Lt. Jeff Hallock, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department (OCSD).

Wolfe's blood-alcohol that night measured at 0.31 percent, claims Deputy District Attorney Stephen Cornwell, the prosecutor in the case.

However, the 46-year-old suspect was not arrested until Tuesday--as in yesterday.

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Ferguson Shooting: Top 5 #Dorner Tweets

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Chris Dorner and his manifesto: still hot

Christopher Dorner refuses to die, or at the least the idea of the former La Palma resident and rogue ex-LAPD cop won't go away. Witness the sad events taking place in Ferguson, Missouri, where the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old fellow has led to much unrest--and Twitter call backs to Dorner, who posted a ranting manifesto about racism on social media before murdering his first victims, an Irvine couple.

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