A second man has been sentenced to life without parole in Orange County for helping kill the family of his friend’s ex-girlfriend.
A jury on Monday recommended a death sentence for a man convicted of murdering his former girlfriend’s father and sister in a fiery 2007 attack on the family’s home that prosecutors say was an ill-conceived attempt at reuniting with his ex.
A Southern California man convicted of the murders of his ex-girlfriend’s sister and father has told jurors in his trial’s penalty phase that he did not kill the victims and ran like a coward from the crime scene.
A Southern California man was convicted Friday of the murders of the father and sister of his ex-girlfriend, and the attempted murder of her mother, in what prosecutors say was an ill-conceived attempt to reunite the couple.
A murder suspect has been admonished by a California judge for speaking out during the testimony of a witness about a 2007 attack she survived at her home during his trial.
Prosecutors say then-22-year-old Iftekhar Murtaza plotted and carried out the gory killings after the couple’s 2007 breakup, hoping it would send Dhanak running back to his arms.