ACLU Sues Orange County Over Jailhouse ScandalIn the fallout of the scandal, in at least 18 cases, defendants have had their sentences reduced or dismissed.
Killer In Seal Beach Salon Massacre Sentenced To 8 Life TermsA judge eliminated the death penalty for Scott Dekraai following allegations he was the victim of abuse in the jailhouse informant program.
Judge Removes Death Penalty As Possible Sentence For Mass KillerA judge will decide whether 47-year-old Scott Dekraai should remain eligible for the death penalty or sentenced to life without parole for killing eight people in a 2011 shooting rampage at an Orange County hair salon.
State Attorney General To Seek Death Penalty For OC Salon KillerThe state’s Attorney General announced Wednesday that the death penalty will be sought in the case of Scott Dekraai, the worst mass killer in Orange County’s history.
O.C. DA Creates Committee To Review Use Of Jail InformantsThe 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.
Attorney General To Appeal OC District Attorney's Recusal From Dekraai CaseThe 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.
OC District Attorney's Office Removed From Seal Beach Mass Shooting CaseA judge has removed the Orange County District Attorney's Office from the Seal Beach mass shooting case following a misconduct trial.
Hearing Wraps Up On OC Jailhouse Snitches, Alleged LiesIn 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.
OC Gang Member Gets Plea Deal After Evidence ConcernsLeonel 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.
Judge: Prosecutors Can't Use Statements Scott Dekraai Made In Jail For Salon Meritage TrialAn 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.
Seal Beach Holds Fundraiser For Salon Meritage MemorialProfits from a fundraiser in Seal Beach Saturday will go towards constructing a memorial honoring the victims of the Salon Meritage tragedy.
OC Murder Conviction Tossed Over Evidence IssuesAn Orange County judge has tossed a murder conviction because evidence from a jail informant wasn't turned over to the defense.
Dekraai Pleads Guilty In Seal Beach Salon MurdersScott Dekraai, the man charged with the worst mass killing in Orange County's history, pleaded guilty Friday to eight counts of murder.
Lawyer: Dekraai Will Plead Guilty To Killing 8 In Salon Meritage ShootingScott 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.
DA Won't Use Recordings In OC Salon Killings CaseProsecutors 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.