Press Release, For Immediate Release, Case # 12ZF0128: May 2, 2014
*The case will move onto the penalty phase, pending hearings
SANTA ANA – A man was convicted today of murdering eight people and attempting to murder a ninth in the largest mass-murder in Orange County history. Scott Evans Dekraai, 44, Huntington Beach, pleaded guilty to eight felony counts of special circumstances murder for committing multiple murders and one felony count of attempted murder.
Dekraai’s sentencing date will be determined pending completion of ongoing hearings. The defendant faces a minimum sentence of life in state prison without the possibility of parole. Continue reading