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  • Defense in double murder plans appeal in attempt to remove judge from case

    Lawyers for a Costa Mesa man accused in a double murder said Friday that they will appeal a decision that left the trial in the hands of a judge whom the defense team tried to remove from the case.
  • Suspect's refusal to cooperate with doctors stalls trial

    Suspect's refusal to cooperate with doctors stalls trial
    The brother of a slain Costa Mesa man said Monday that he's frustrated with the suspected killer repeatedly delaying any possibility of a trial by refusing to speak with two court-appointed psychologists trying to determine if the accused murderer is...

    Death sentence for man who murdered ex-girlfriend's dad, sister in Irvine

    Death sentence for man who murdered ex-girlfriend's dad, sister in Irvine
    A Van Nuys man was sentenced to death Tuesday for murdering the father and sister of his ex-girlfriend and leaving their charred bodies in an Irvine park, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Iftekhar Murtaza, 30, also left his ex-...

    Actor's double-murder case again hung up; 'absurd,' victim's dad says

    Actor's double-murder case again hung up; 'absurd,' victim's dad says
    A Costa Mesa double-murder case is headed out of Orange County, at least temporarily, after a county judge said Friday that he would not remove himself from the trial of Daniel Patrick Wozniak, who is accused of killing two Orange Coast College students...

    Arrest warrant upped to $5 million for murder suspect who disappeared

    Arrest warrant upped to $5 million for murder suspect who disappeared
    An Orange County judge Wednesday increased an arrest warrant to $5 million for a missing man accused of killing his wife in their Newport Beach home. Peter Gregory Chadwick, 50, who is charged with murder in his wife's strangulation in 2012, disappeared...