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.
Megan's Law Steven Dean Gordon and his partner pleaded not guilty in May. Dateline NBC 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.More »
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.
Courtesy of the OCDA Kwang Chol "K.C." Joy is prison bound.
Froberg--he of little bullshit taketh--would have none of it.More »
Courtesy of Costa Mesa Police Department 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.More »
See the update at the end of this post on the possible punishment and bail amount Kelly Wolfe faces.
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.
Courtesy of OCSD Kelly Michele Wolfe is booked.
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.More »
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.More »
Courtesy of the Orange County Sheriff's Department 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.More »
OC Weekly archives 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.More »