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  • Ex-UCI student gets life sentence for killing ex-wife

    Ex-UCI student gets life sentence for killing ex-wife
    A former UC Irvine graduate student was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for murdering his ex-wife on campus after a child-support dispute. Judge William Froeberg also ordered Brian Hughes Benedict to pay almost $200,000 in...
  • Long delays in accused killer's prosecution frustrate victim's family

    Long delays in accused killer's prosecution frustrate victim's family
    Steve Herr keeps a list in a notebook of every court hearing that's been held for the man accused of killing his son. So far — four years, three months and 17 days after Sam Herr's death — court has been brought to order 41 times in the...
  • Driver pleads not guilty in death of jogger

    A Costa Mesa man pleaded not guilty Monday to driving drunk and killing a jogger in a Corona del Mar bicycle lane. Robert Greaney, 23, denied one felony count of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and another felony count of driving under the...
  • Mystery video of fatal brawl outside O.C. nightclub can't be found

    Two witnesses to a brawl outside a Santa Ana nightclub that left a woman dead have been barred from testifying about what they saw in a video of the fight because the video cannot be found. The witnesses, who are brothers, were apparently prepared to...
  • Court decision helps clear path to senior center

    A recent court decision could allow Huntington Beach to break ground on a new senior center by the end of the year. The California 4th District Court of Appeal on Tuesday ruled in favor of the city in a lengthy court battle with project opponents....
  • Federal judge rules California death penalty unconstitutional

    Federal judge rules California death penalty unconstitutional
    In an indictment of California's death penalty, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that decades-long delays and uncertainty about whether condemned inmates will ever be executed violate the constitution's ban on cruel or unusual punishment. The ruling by...
  • City's noise ordinance at heart of lawsuit

    A Huntington Beach resident has sued the city, the Police Department and an officer, claiming that the officer entered his apartment without a warrant during the investigation of a noise complaint. Lawyer Mark Eisenberg filed the Orange County Superior...
  • Teacher arrested in snakes case pleads guilty to misdemeanor

    Teacher arrested in snakes case pleads guilty to misdemeanor
    A Newport Beach school teacher arrested earlier this year on suspicion of hoarding and neglecting hundreds of snakes pleaded guilty Thursday to one misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty. In January, animal control officers found at least 400 snakes...
  • Snake house: Teacher pleads guilty to animal cruelty charge

    Snake house: Teacher pleads guilty to animal cruelty charge
    A Newport Beach school teacher arrested earlier this year on suspicion of hoarding and neglecting hundreds of snakes pleaded guilty Thursday to one misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty. In January, animal control officers found at least 400 snakes ...
  • UnitedHealth Group sues California over fine

    Setting up a major legal fight, UnitedHealth Group Inc. has sued California's insurance commissioner to block his attempt to fine the insurer $173.6 million for violations during a botched 2005 acquisition. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Orange County...
  • Scott Dekraai expected to plead guilty in Seal Beach salon shooting

    Scott Dekraai expected to plead guilty in Seal Beach salon shooting
    Scott Dekraai, the man accused of killing eight people at a Seal Beach hair salon in 2011, intends to plead guilty to eight counts of special circumstances murder and one count of attempted murder, his lawyer told the court Monday. The plea does not...