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

Categories: 2014 Homicides

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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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Brandon Joel Busse and His Pet Shop Haircut Held in Fatal Hit-and-Run of Guy in Wheelchair

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Video did in Brandon Joel Busse.
A 28-year-old Fullerton man--who based on looks alone could win the title role in the Broadway musical version of Taxi Driver--was held in Orange County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail for allegedly mowing down a man in a wheelchair and driving away without stopping earlier this month.

Surveillance video in the area of the crash in Fullerton caught a Ford Explorer with significant front-end damage.

That led investigators to the parking lot of a Tustin motel, where Brandon Joel Busse was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of felony hit-and-run causing injury or death, according to Fullerton Police Sgt. Kathryn Hamel.

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Diego Gutierrez Murillo I.D.'d as 20 y.o. Fatally Stabbed in Anaheim: Update

Categories: 2014 Homicides

See the update at the end of this post identifying the man who was fatally stabbed.

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The melee started in the area of East Sycamore and North Pauline streets in Anaheim.

ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 22, 12:08 P.M.: A victim police described only as a male in his 20s was stabbed to death in an Anaheim street brawl early today that also resulted in the stabbing of a second person with the same police description.

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Ferguson Shooting: Top 5 #Dorner Tweets

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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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Dustin Sean Ross McDonald Met Trio for Possible Drug Deal Before Shooting Them: DA

Categories: 2014 Homicides

See Update No. 3 on Page 2 with OCDA filing charges and alleging the players in the triple shooting may have met up for a drug transaction. Update No. 2 is on the murder arrest. Update No. 1 identifies the fatal shooting victim.

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The condition of the two women was downgraded to critical this morning.

ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 13, 9:07 A.M.: A man in his 20s from Anaheim was killed and two women were injured late Tuesday when another man came up to a parked car they were sitting in and fired 10 to 12 shots at them, according to Santa Ana Police.

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