Jaqwun Laerin Turner Got Jail in Santa Ana Freeway Death; Now He's Rape-Murder Suspect

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Jaqwun Laerin Turner
Let us travel back in time 11 months to August 2014, when Deputy District Attorney Stephen Cornwell objected to the one year jail sentence Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert Fitzgerald gave to Jaqwun Laerin Turner, because the Hawthorne truck driver played a role in the death of a 51-year-old lady on the 22 freeway in Santa Ana. Martha Rodezno either fell, jumped or was pushed out of the cab of the petroleum tanker truck Turner was driving (Cornwell, who argued for prison time, could not prove which). While Turner continued on without stopping to render aid, Hizzoner reckoned Rodezno would have still died anyway.

Fitzgerald probably wishes he could pull that one back now.

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Jaquinn Ramone Bell Gets 14 Years for Slayings of Three 13-year-olds in Halloween Hit-and-Run

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Twins Lexie and Lexandra Perez Huerta and their friend Andrea Gonzalez, R.I.P.
A man with a long rap sheet and a last known address in Orange was sentenced Thursday to 14 years and change in lockup for the hit-and-run slayings of three 13-year-old girls who were trick-or-treating in Santa Ana on Halloween night.

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State Has Blood of 4 Women on Its Hands, Alleged Serial Killers' Probation Records Suggest

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Steven Dean Cano (left) and Franc Cano are tied to four slayings in 2013-14.
Records indicate state officials essentially have the blood of at least four women on their hands, as they knew two transients accused of raping and killing the females in Orange County had violated their paroles by associating with each other--and were even deemed "low risk" after they cut off their GPS trackers and fled the state. Twice.

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Jimison "Jaymo" Coleman Gives Up Chase in Orange County But All Roads Lead to Texas

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Jaymo surrenders in Irvine on Monday.
In the middle of a televised chase on Orange County streets and highways during the evening rush-hour drive Monday, viewers were told the driver was a suspect wanted for dealing heroin in Buena Park. But when the dust settled--or, in this case, the perp was in custody--it was revealed that 36-year-old Jimison "Jaymo" Coleman of Dallas is wanted in Texas for a 2014 killing.

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Who Strangled Michael Giordano?

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Cops believe Michael Giordano had been dead about a week when his body was recovered.
Perhaps you remember that case from earlier this month when a body was found in a Garden Grove channel, and the coroner released a photo of the deceased's jeans in hopes someone could identify him. We know his name now: Michael Giordano.

But authorities need help finding the 46-year-old's killer.

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Ring in the New Year by Stopping and Flashing Your Hopefully Not Red Eyes at Cops: Update

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Don't spill out of your car during the holidays.
UPDATE, DEC. 26, 1:06 P.M.: Partying next door in Long Beach Saturday night? Keep in mind the police department there is running DUI saturation patrols from 7 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday.

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Watch the Tearful Interview Gabriel Espinoza Gave Before His Arrest for His Mother's Murder

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Gabriel Espinoza told of all the things his mother did for him.
Gabriel Espinoza of Santa Maria gave tearful television interviews days after his mother was found dead in La Habra on July 21, saying he "forgave" whoever strangled the 58-year-old Lompoc woman.

But Espinoza was essentially forgiving himself, if La Habra homicide detectives are to be believed.

They arrested the 29-year-old Tuesday on suspicion of murder and booked him into Orange County Jail without bail. Espinoza was charged and is scheduled to be arraigned today in Santa Ana for a special circumstances allegation of murder for financial gain, meaning the Orange County District Attorney could seek the death penalty.

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Probe into Halloween Night Stabbing Murder of Enrique Avila Nets Two 17-year-old Suspects

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Murder charges and gang related sentencing enhancements have been filed against two 17-year-olds in the Halloween night stabbing murder of a 19-year-old Long Beach man. The Long Beach Police Department did not identify the suspects because they are minors, although they will be prosecuted as adults so ... uh ... moving on ...

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Junior Rigoberto Lopez Charged in Hit-and-Run That Killed Anaheim Bicyclist Daniela Palacios

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Anaheim cops released this photo of the suspect vehicle in the Nov. 1 fatal hit-and-run.
You know how some crime posts end with pleas seeking tips from people about an incident, even if they are left anonymously? Such a clue left with Orange County Crime Stoppers led to a Buena Park man being arrested and charged Thursday in last month's hit-and-run that killed a 44-year-old mother of eight, police said.

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One Man Dead and Second Injured After Shots Ring Out on North Jackson Street in Santa Ana

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Tape like this went up on North Jackson Street in Santa Ana.
One man was shot to death and a second was wounded by gunfire Friday night in Santa Ana.

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