Teens get life in prison in retaliation murder


LARRY WELBORN (THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER) | September 10, 2010 SANTA ANA – Two Huntington Beach teenagers were sentenced to 65 years to life in prison Friday for their roles in the retaliation shooting death of a gang rival in January 2008. Joseph Lugo and Hector Genaro Pacheco, who were both 15 when the shooting […]

Rodney James Alcala gets the death penalty


By Paloma Esquivel (LA Times) March 10, 2010 It took an Orange County jury about one hour Tuesday to vote for the death penalty for convicted serial killer Rodney James Alcala. The photographer and onetime “Dating Game” contestant was convicted last month of murdering four Los Angeles County women and a 12-year-old girl from Huntington […]