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

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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Stanwood Fred Elkus Enters Insanity Plea in Fatal Shooting of Dr. Ronald Gilbert

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Stanwood Fred Elkus entered pleas of not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity.

If you thought the 76-year-old barber who fatally shot a Newport Beach urologist over prostate surgery complications performed years earlier by another doctor must be crazy, get in line ... behind the defendant.

Stanwood Fred Elkus has entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity in the January 2013 murder of popular physician and married father of two boys Dr. Ronald Gilbert.

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Kwang Chol Joy Guilty of Slaying Roommate and Army Veteran with Future Maribel Ramos

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Kwang Chol "K.C." Joy and Maribel Ramos in happier times.

A jury today found a 55-year-old Orange man guilty of murdering his roommate--a U.S. Army veteran who was poised to graduate from Cal State Fullerton--dumping her body in Modjeska Canyon and then acting as if he was surprised as anyone she was missing.

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Raul Jose Alcala's Murderer Still Sought a Year After He was Stabbed to Death at House Party

Police say they have exhausted all leads in the search for Raul Jose Alcala's killer.

The Garden Grove Police Department is reaching out to the public in hopes of finding the killer or killers of a 20-year-old Orange man who was stabbed to death last year.

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Kwang Chol "K.C." Joy Dumped Maribel Manriquez Ramos' Body, Agree DA and Defense

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Maribel Manriquez Ramos talked of being frightened by her roommate.

At the opening of Kwang Chol "K.C." Joy's murder trial Monday, the prosecution and defense agreed on one thing: the 55-year-old last year dumped the dead body of his former roommate, Iraq War veteran Maribel Manriquez Ramos.

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Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon Plead Not Guilty to Raping and Killing Four Women

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Registered sex offender Franc Cano and his partner allegedly wore GPS devices during the killings.

Alleged serial killers Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon pleaded not guilty at their arraignment today to raping and killing four women in Anaheim and Santa last year and this year.

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Stanwood Fred Elkus, Alleged Murderer of Dr. Ronald Gilbert, Surrenders Assets to Family

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Stanwood Fred Elkus allegedly murdered Dr. Ronald Franklin Gilbert over complications from prostate surgery 20 years before, but Gilbert is not believed to have been Elkus' surgeon.

The alleged killer of a popular local urologist--who had just entered an examination room in his Newport Beach medical facility when he was fatally shot multiple times in January 2013--has settled a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the victim's family. Lake Elsinore barber Stanwood Fred Elkus, 76, is still on the hook criminally for the murder of Dr. Ronald Franklin Gilbert, however.

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Jodi Pier-Estepp, Mother of Presumed Victim of Alleged Serial Killers, Blasts Authorities

Jarrae Nykkole Estepp, R.I.P.
The mother of the only victim whose body has been recovered so far as part of the quadruple murder case against two alleged serial killers lashed out at Orange County authorities outside court Tuesday.

Jodi Pier-Estepp said if registered sex offenders Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon were more closely monitored, her 21-year-old daughter Jarrae Nykkole Estepp might still be alive today.

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A Serial Killer Isn't Preying on OC Prostitutes, Say Experts, as Bodies Pile Up and Women Go Missing

When the Santa Ana Police Department last month asked the public for help in locating three women last seen Aug. 13, including two who were last in an area of the city known for drugs and prostitution, the first image that flashed in my mind was the face of Tina Hoang at right.

The body of the 20-year-old Bellflower mom who had been busted in the past for prostitution was found on the sand next to a lifeguard tower in Newport Beach on March 4, 2013, and police a month later labeled the case a homicide.

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