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    UPDATE: Trial To Start In September For Alleged Gang Members In 2011 Killing

    A pretrial hearing is underway Monday in the trial of three then-teens accused of fatally shooting man in an alleged robbery that turned deadly on Halloween 2011. The “Halloween trio,” Diamonte Jerome McGhee, 20, Branden Trevaughn Higgs, 19, and Eric Michael Edwards, 20, were all under 18 when they initially were arrested on charges they were involved in the death of Alex Sanchez and wounded Ricardo Sandoval during a robbery gone awry Oct. 21, 2011. The pretrial hearing today was expected to review motions for the case, which could start trial next week.

    Alleged 2012 Santa Clarita Street Racing Murder Could See Trial In September

    Two Santa Clarita men accused in an alleged street racing death on Sand Canyon Road in Canyon Country could see trial in September, officials said

    Kim Goldman Discusses O.J. Simpson Trial, Grief And Coping In New Book

    A new e-book, “Can’t Forgive: My Twenty-Year Battle with O.J. Simpson,” details how Kim Goldman, of Santa Clarita, handles grief in the aftermath of her brother’s violent murder. Simpson, a former NFL and film star, was acquitted of murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Kim’s brother, Ronald Goldman, in 1995, then found liable for the deaths in a civil trial in 1997. “I think people talk about forgiveness as part of the grieving process because they don’t understand what you go through,” Goldman said, discussing the title. “For me, there really is no opportunity to forgive -- he stabbed my brother to death -- it’s just not possible for me.”

    Santa Clarita Valley Murder, Alleged Fatal DUI Cases Due Back

    Two Santa Clarita Valley court cases had hearings Tuesday at Los Angeles County Superior Court in San Fernando.


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    Acton Murder Suspect, Convicted Sex Offender Expected In Court In May

    A Santa Clarita Valley man convicted of a murder in Indiana more than 45 years ago is due back in court in May on charges he drugged and raped a woman in Acton

    'Halloween Trio' Accused Of Murder Could Face Trial In June

    A long-awaited Santa Clarita murder trial for three teen suspects accused of fatally shooting a man during an alleged Halloween robbery in 2011 could see jury selection in June, an official said Thursday. The “Halloween trio,” Diamonte Jerome McGhee, 20, Branden Trevaughn Higgis, 19, and Eric Michael Edwards, 19, were all under 18 when they were arrested on charges they were involved in the death of Alex Sanchez and wounded Ricardo Sandoval during a robbery gone awry Oct. 21, 2011. “We expect (jury selection) to start June 23 or June 24,” said Brad Lieberman, the deputy district attorney in charge of the case’s prosecution. The defendants have a June 16 court date, but that’s a pretrial conference for the attorneys, officials said.

    Santa Clarita Valley Murder, Attempted Murder Cases Have Court Dates

    There are trial updates for several Santa Clarita Valley court cases in the news this week, according to officials with the District Attorney’s Office. The cases for a woman accused of fatally shooting a former Hart district special education assistant, a man accused of stabbing his son and a man accused of murdering his neighbor after an argument were all in court this week.

    Coroner Still Working To ID Burnt Remains Found After Gorman Fire

    Officials with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office are still working to identify human remains found in Gorman shortly after a March 14 fire near Highway 138. Sheriff's Department officials reported Sunday that Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner personnel recovered the skeletal remains of an adult man found in a ravine off Ridge Route Road and Highway 138 in Gorman. “They’ve been looking at some missing persons with dental records and sent some bone missing with DNA,” said Assistant Chief Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. “So we’re still trying to find out who it is.”

    Santa Clarita CEO Charged With Trying To Have Wife Killed Due Back In Court

    A Canyon Country CEO charged with asking a hitman to have his model wife killed could have his trial start May 1 if things remain on schedule, according to officials with the District Attorney’s Office. Dino Guglielmelli, 52, of Canyon Country, who founded the multimillion-dollar business Creation’s Garden, was ordered to stand trial in December after being accused of trying to pay $80,000 to have his wife, Monica Andreny, killed. On April 22, the case is coming back for an update on attorney motions, as the defendent refused to waive time in the trial.

    Santa Clarita Valley Murder, Manslaughter Cases Continue With Delays

    Two Santa Clarita Valley cases, a boating manslaughter accusation and robbery-murder charges, were delayed in court Wednesday