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Orange County Superior Court

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  • Jury finds UCI grad student guilty of killing ex-wife

    The UC Irvine graduate student accused of shooting and killing his ex-wife outside of his campus apartment was found guilty in Orange County Superior Court Thursday. Brian Hughes Benedict, 40, was found guilty of one felony count of special-...
  • Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense

    Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense
    A man facing murder charges in the shooting death of a Newport Beach doctor in an exam room entered an insanity plea in Orange County Superior Court on Friday. Stanwood Elkus, 76, cupped his ears and leaned forward as Judge Gregg Prickett explained that...
  • Teacher who questioned cat dissections sues school district, claims retaliation

    A former Newport Harbor High School English teacher is suing Newport-Mesa Unified, alleging that district administrators retaliated against her after she publicly questioned the need for students to dissect cat carcasses in class. Karen Coyne claims...
  • 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...
  • Affidavit traces origins of suspected scandal

    The detailed cheating scheme that resulted in the suspension of roughly a dozen Corona del Mar High School students probably began in April 2013, court documents show. The students are accused of attaching a keylogger — a small device that can...
  • D.A. accuses men of defrauding employees

    D.A. accuses men of defrauding employees
    An Irvine construction company owner and his Costa Mesa foreman were arraigned Monday on charges linked to the alleged defrauding of employees of $330,000 in wages. Mustafa Mohamed Bdaiwi, 41, of Irvine and Antonio Naranjo Jr., 40, of Costa Mesa are...
  • Top 10 stories to watch in 2014

    10.) Corona del Mar High School cheating: What disciplinary actions will students accused of hacking into the school system and changing grades face next year? 9.) Fairview Park trail: Costa Mesa is set to complete environmental repairs to the vernal...
  • Student gets 40 days for carrying gun to UCI

    A UC Irvine student was sentenced to 40 days in jail and three years' probation after pleading guilty to carrying a loaded gun on campus last month, the Orange County district attorney's office said Tuesday. Manas Moole Reddy, 28, of Irvine was...
  • Charges in fraud case dismissed

    An Orange County Superior Court judge has dismissed charges against a radiologist from Newport Beach and co-defendants accused of widespread worker's compensation fraud. Prosecutors say they plan to refile the case. On Dec. 13, Judge William...
  • Fire rings supporters ask for injunction

    A nonprofit group hoping to preserve wood-burning fire rings wants the Orange County Superior Court to stop the city of Newport Beach from removing them until a lawsuit on the matter is resolved. The Friends of the Fire Rings announced its request for...
  • Police union denies tracking councilman

    In a court filing last week, Costa Mesa's police union distanced itself from its former law firm by saying it wasn't involved in a plan that planted a GPS tracking device on a city councilman's truck. The Costa Mesa Police Officers' Assn., law firm...
  • Judge denies contempt motion against Mensinger

    An Orange County Superior Court judge this month refused to hold Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger in contempt of court for revealing evidence that someone surveilled him, court records show. Judge David Hoffer on Dec. 13 denied the contempt...