Neil Storm Stephany Could Face Murder Rap for Alleged DUI and Hit-and-Run Death of Bicyclist

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Something no one wants to see along a busy highway.

Newport Beach Police plan to seek a murder charge against a 23-year-old Narcotics Anonymous counselor for an alleged DUI-fueled, hit-and-run death of a Fountain Valley bicyclist, authorities say.

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Transgender Activist Zoraida Reyes Was Choked to Death by Randy Lee Parkerson: Prosecutors

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Zoraida Reyes, R.I.P.

UPDATE, OCT. 9, 5:21 P.M.: Randy Lee Parkerson met transgender immigrant rights activist Zoraida "Ale" Reyes, choked her to death and kept her body in the trunk of his car before dumping the corpse behind a Dairy Queen, according to prosecutors.


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Kornell Randen King Held in Presumed Murder of Man by Beating in Anaheim

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A 27-year-old man is being held for what is presumed to be the beating death of another man near the suspect's Anaheim apartment.

Kornell Randen King, who lives in an apartment complex in the 2100 block of West Crescent Avenue, is being held in lieu of $1 million bail after being booked on a murder charge at the Anaheim Police Department Temporary Detention Facility, according to Lt. Bob Dunn, the department spokesman.

Shortly before 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, three men contacted Anaheim Fire & Rescue about a man needing assistance in a water overflow area near the apartments, which are between Crescent and the southbound I-5 freeway.

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Natalie Rangel-Diaz and John Thomas Diaz Found Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

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The bodies were found in this home in the 700 block of South Morningstar Drive.

Friday was a wild one in Anaheim, where a man delivered his wife's baby in their car along the 91 freeway (with their three other kids inside), and one man was captured and a second was shot to death by police after the robbery of an electronics store. But it all started with the discovery of a murder-suicide involving a married couple with baby child in what appears to be a quiet Anaheim Hills neighborhood.

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Peter Elijah Azevedo Could Face Homicide Count in Fight Death of Ramon Castaneda

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The fight happened Sept. 5 in the 400 block of South Van Buren Street, Placentia.

A 28-year-old Placentia man pleaded not guilty Sept. 9 to assault and related charges that arose from a fight that injured a man four days before. But Peter Elijah Azevedo, who was due in court for another hearing today, may soon be fending off a homicide count as the 40-year-old victim died from his injuries Friday, according to prosecutors.

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Man in His 20s Shot Dead in Front of Anaheim Apartment in Possible Sunday Night Drive-by

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A scene like this did or did not happen in Anaheim last night.

A man in his 20s was shot to death in front of an Anaheim apartment Sunday night in what either was or was not a drive-by shooting, according to police.

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Emanuel Nunez Identified as Latest Suspected Gang Homicide Victim in Santa Ana: Update

Categories: 2014 Homicides

See the update at the end of this post identifying and providing a photo of the dead man.

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The body was found near the intersection of Harwood Place and Cedar Street last night.

ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 10, 9:33 A.M.: A man in his 20s 30s became the latest suspected gang homicide victim in Santa Ana Tuesday night.

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Santa Anans Marcos Bahena and Edgar Ojeda Slayed Within 3 Days, 3 Miles of One Another

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A fatal stabbing happened early today in the 1200 block of South Hickory Street.

Two men were murdered within three days and three miles of one another in Santa Ana, according to police.

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Efrain Bautista Reyes, 23-Years-Old, Killed in Anaheim Sunday Night in Suspected Murder

Categories: 2014 Homicides

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Driving towards downtown Anaheim late Sunday night, I noticed a number of patrol cars with their lights flashing. A late-night run to Mos II? Herding hipsters? Fighting back protesters?

Nope--murder scene. Residents near the 300 block of East Valencia Avenue called the cops around 9:45 p.m. with reports of gun shots. When police arrived, the body of a 23-year-old Anaheimer laid next to a car. Coroners identified the man as Efrain Bautista Reyes.

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Christine Reynolds, 71, Held in Fatal Shooting of Her 96-year-old Mother Gretchen DeStefano

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Christine Reynolds and her mother apparently had a spat.
You don't read a sentence like this very often: A 71-year-old woman is facing a murder rap and being held in Orange County Jail in lieu of $1 million bail in the fatal shooting of her 96-year-old mother.

Christine Reynolds and her mother Gretchen DeStefano apparently had some kind of domestic dispute before the shooting that was reported around 4:20 p.m. Thursday in a residence at 11272 Wallingsford Road, Rossmoor, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Deputies and Orange County Fire Authority paramedics arrived to find the 96-year-old woman dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

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