Scott Dekraai

Accused of killing eight people in a Seal Beach beauty salon listens, while his attorney Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders addresses the court during a motion hearing on March 18, 2014 in Santa Ana, California. The hearing is underway to address the public defender's allegations of a widespread, unconstitutional jailhouse informant program that he feels affects the case of his defendant. (Photo by Mark Boster-Pool/Getty Images)

O.C. DA Creates Committee To Review Use Of Jail Informants

The Orange County district attorney’s office has formed a special committee to review its use of jailhouse informants following misconduct allegations that have sidetracked some criminal cases.

07/06/2015

Accused of killing eight people in a Seal Beach beauty salon listens, while his attorney Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders addresses the court during a motion hearing on March 18, 2014 in Santa Ana, California. The hearing is underway to address the public defender's allegations of a widespread, unconstitutional jailhouse informant program that he feels affects the case of his defendant. (Photo by Mark Boster-Pool/Getty Images)

Attorney General To Appeal OC District Attorney’s Recusal From Dekraai Case

The state Attorney General’s Office said Friday it would appeal a judge’s decision removing the Orange County District Attorney’s Office from the case of Scott Dekraai, who has been charged in the worst mass killing in the county’s history.

03/20/2015

Accused of killing eight people in a Seal Beach beauty salon listens, while his attorney Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders addresses the court during a motion hearing on March 18, 2014 in Santa Ana, California. The hearing is underway to address the public defender's allegations of a widespread, unconstitutional jailhouse informant program that he feels affects the case of his defendant. (Photo by Mark Boster-Pool/Getty Images)

OC District Attorney’s Office Removed From Seal Beach Mass Shooting Case

A judge has removed the Orange County District Attorney’s Office from the Seal Beach mass shooting case following a misconduct trial.

03/12/2015

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Hearing Wraps Up On OC Jailhouse Snitches, Alleged Lies

In an Orange County courtroom, attorneys have dueled for a year over allegations that authorities misused jailhouse informants, hid evidence and lied on the witness stand.

03/12/2015

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OC Gang Member Gets Plea Deal After Evidence Concerns

Leonel Vega, 34, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 15 years in prison in the shooting death of 17-year-old Giovani Onofre.

02/05/2015

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Judge: Prosecutors Can’t Use Statements Scott Dekraai Made In Jail For Salon Meritage Trial

An Orange County judge ruled on Monday that prosecutors could not use statements made in jail by convicted mass killer Scott Dekraai during the penalty phase of his trial.

08/04/2014

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Seal Beach Holds Fundraiser For Salon Meritage Memorial

Profits from a fundraiser in Seal Beach Saturday will go towards constructing a memorial honoring the victims of the Salon Meritage tragedy.

06/28/2014

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OC Murder Conviction Tossed Over Evidence Issues

An Orange County judge has tossed a murder conviction because evidence from a jail informant wasn’t turned over to the defense.

06/25/2014

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Dekraai Pleads Guilty In Seal Beach Salon Murders

Scott Dekraai, the man charged with the worst mass killing in Orange County’s history, pleaded guilty Friday to eight counts of murder.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/02/2014

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Lawyer: Dekraai Will Plead Guilty To Killing 8 In Salon Meritage Shooting

Scott Dekraai, 44, had been locked in a custody dispute with his ex-wife over their-8-year-old son before he strapped on a bulletproof vest, took three guns and entered Salon Meritage in 2011, police said.

04/28/2014

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DA Won’t Use Recordings In OC Salon Killings Case

Prosecutors said in a court hearing Tuesday that they will no longer use secretly recorded statements to a jailhouse informant from a man charged with killing eight people in a 2011 rampage at a Southern California hair salon.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/22/2014

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Trial Split In 2 For Man Accused Of Killing 8 At Seal Beach Salon

The man accused of killing eight people at a Seal Beach hair salon in 2011 will have his trial split into two parts.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/24/2014

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Court Weighs Alleged Misuse Of Jail Informants

An Orange County court on Tuesday began hearing evidence on allegations that authorities used jailhouse informants in high-profile murder and gang-crime cases in violation of the suspects’ constitutional rights.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/18/2014

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Trial Delayed Again For Man Accused Of Killing 8 At Seal Beach Hair Salon

The trial of the man accused of killing eight people at a Seal Beach beauty salon nearly two years ago has been delayed to early next year.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/30/2013

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Husband Of Salon Meritage Shooting Victim Pushing For Gun Reform

As news of the Connecticut school shooting reached Paul Wilson Friday the Seal Beach resident was immediately reminded of the salon massacre that changed his life forever.

12/14/2012

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