Mass Murderer Gets Life in Prison; Sheriff & Prosecutors Shamed

Six years after committing the worst mass murder in the history of Orange County, California, Scott Evans Dekraai was sentenced Friday to life in prison without possibility of parole, in a case that laid bare widespread, illegal use of jailhouse informants in the county and disrupted its criminal justice system.

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Misconduct Dooms Bid to Execute OC Mass Murderer

Nearly six years after the worst mass murder in Orange County, California, history, a state court judge ruled Friday that convicted killer Scott Dekraai cannot be sentenced to death because law enforcement officials repeatedly withheld information about their pervasive, illegal use of informants in county jails. 

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OC District Attorney Fights California Bail, Sex & Gun Reforms

The Orange County district attorney on Monday blasted bills pending in the Legislature that would loosen California’s sex-offender registration requirements, largely eliminate its bail system, and allow shorter sentences for felony use of a gun, saying the changes would have “a dramatic and negative impact” on public safety.

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Judge in Mass-Murder Case Claws at SoCal Sheriff

Nearly 5½ years after Scott E. DeKraai massacred eight people at an Orange County beauty parlor and four years after DeKraai’s public defender began exposing the jailhouse informant scandal that rocked the county’s criminal justice system, the judge in the case says important information is still being kept from him.

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