Larry Shin Faces Trial for Murder, But Hearing Reveals More About Victim Aubreyanna Parks

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Larry Shin had a beef with Keisha Clark, prosecutors claim.
Before an Orange County Superior Court Commissioner found sufficient evidence Tuesday to continue with the trial against Larry Shin, more details became public as to why sheriff's homicide investigators honed in on the 36-year-old so quickly as a murder suspect.

But the hearing also shed light on the unusual double life of Aubreyanna Sade Parks, a 17-year-old who also went by Keisha Clark before her bloody body was found face down on a curb in an upscale Yorba Linda street on Feb. 4. She had been repeatedly stabbed.

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Robert Gabriel Rodgers Could Get Death for Fatal Stabbing at Volcano Tea House: Update

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Robert Gabriel Rodgers could face the ultimate punishment.
UPDATE NO. 3, NOV. 18, 2:11 P.M.: Robert Gabriel Rodgers could receive the death penalty in the fatal stabbing of Ceaser Ramirez-Rafael at Volcano Tea House in Garden Grove on Friday, based on the charges filed against the accused.


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Maximino Fuentes Clara's Alleged Fatal Stabber Ruben Martinez Has a Criminal Past: Update

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Ruben Martinez is facing a murder rap in Sunday night's stabbing.
UPDATE NO. 3, NOV. 18, 1:53 P.M.: Ruben Martinez, who is accused of fatally stabbing his mother's boyfriend Maximino Fuentes Clara during a street fight in unincoporated Anaheim Sunday night, has a criminal past, according to court records. The 27-year-old Anaheim resident has a 2009 conviction for carjacking and a 2008 conviction for stealing a car in Riverside County, according to Senior Deputy District Attorney Keith Burke.

Martinez is scheduled to be arraigned some time today on a murder count with a sentence-enhancing allegation of use of a dangerous or deadly weapon.

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UPDATE: Vanesa Zavala, Candace Brito Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Kim Pham's Death

Categories: 2014 Homicides

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Brito (left) and Zavala (right) at the beginning of the trial

Vanesa Zavala and Candace Brito, the two women found guilty in July of voluntary manslaughter in the case of Kim Pham, who was beaten to death outside a Santa Ana nightclub, have each been sentenced to serve six years in state prison.

UPDATE, Nov. 14 12:34 p.m.: Check page two for reaction to the verdict and the lead up to Goethals' decision.

The ruling came today courtesy of Judge Thomas Goethals at the Orange County Superior Courthouse who at one point bemoaned the fact that while neither woman had started the melee that led to Pham's death, neither had helped diffuse the situation.


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Edgar Jovany Campos, 15 y.o. Victim of Nov. 7 Drive-by, Dies So Cops Now Have a Homicide

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Police have no description of the suspect vehicle or suspect(s).
Homicide detectives are turning to the public for help in finding the shooter of 15-year-old Edgar Jovany Campos, who was shot Nov. 7 in the 400 block of North Laurel in Santa Ana and died early Thursday at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange.

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Andrea Gonzalez and Lexi and Lexandra Perez Services TONIGHT and SATURDAY: Update

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Lexi and Lexandra Perez Huerta and their friend Andrea Gonzalez were taken much too soon.
UPDATE, NOV. 7, 3:01 P.M.: A rosary for Andrea Gonzalez and a wake for Lexi and Lexandra Perez will be held this evening in Orange and Santa Ana respectively, while services for each begin Saturday morning.

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Christopher Lee Jason Held in Murder of Popular South County Salesman Ronald Belk

Categories: 2014 Homicides

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Lots of police tape went up Halloween weekend.
A Colton man has been arrested in Saturday's triple shooting in an unincorporated area of Fontana that left Trabuco Canyon dental supply salesman Ronald Belk dead.

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Lahoma Ballester Murdered in Tustin and Her Presumed Killer Dies in Fiery Crash in Anaheim

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UPDATE, NOV. 4, 9:37 A.M.:Lt. Jeff Hallock, the sheriff's spokesman, just emailed over the following that indicates the case is being probed as a murder-suicide: "Investigators believe the collision with the wall was intentional as the driver accelerated and failed to brake immediately prior to impact. The Coroner Division has yet to confirm the identity of the deceased driver; however, it is believed the driver is the suspect in the murder of [Lahoma] Ballester.

"The suspect is known to Ballester, having had a previous relationship and child in common with her daughter.

"Investigators have yet to determine a motive for the murder-suicide but continue to interview witnesses and obtain information regarding the incident."


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Jaquinn Ramone Bell Had Long Rap Sheet Before Halloween's Triple Fatal Hit-and-Run

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Jaquinn Ramone Bell drove the vehicle that killed the girls, according to police.
UPDATE, NOV. 3, 1:59 P.M.: Jaquinn Ramone Bell, the 31-year-old accused of running down three 13-year-old girls trick-or-treating in Santa Ana on Halloween night, has a "lengthy criminal record" and had his drivers licenses suspended earlier in October, according to media reports.

The driver who struck the girls "probably knew they hit something," judging from the damage to the vehicle, according to Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas, who also explained it was difficult to track down Bell as he had many past addresses, his last known one being in Orange.

Among the two adults with Bell when he was arrested about 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Motel 6, 7450 Katella Ave., Stanton, was his mother, Rojas noted. She, another adult and two children were later released.

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Saturday was Bloody Also: 3 Die in Hit-and-Run of Bike, Police Shooting and Fontana Gunfire

Categories: 2014 Homicides

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Image from surveillance video shows truck police believe may have been the hit-and-run vehicle.

We earlier told you about what had to be one of the bloodiest Halloweens in Orange County history. Turns out Saturday was pretty bloody as well as police from different agencies dealt with a fatal officer-involved shooting, the hit-and-run of a mother of eight on a bike and the fatal shooting of a local near the speedway in Fontana.


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