Ongoing coverage of the mass killing in Seal Beach

Oct 14, 2011
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By Olsen Ebright

Gunman Opens Fire in Seal Beach Salon

Police respond to the scene of a deadly shooting Oct. 12 in Seal Beach. See Full Gallery

Mar 24, 2014

OC Salon Shooting Trial Split in Two

OC Salon Shooting Trial Split in Two

The trial of a man accused in Orange County’s worst mass shooting will be split into two parts in hopes of speeding up the continually delayed murder case, a judge ruled Monday.

Oct 11, 2013

Salon Shooting Victims' Families Want Faster Justice

Salon Shooting Victims' Families Want Faster Justice

Prosecutors will continue to pursue the death penalty against a man accused in Orange County’s worst mass shooting despite pleas from some relatives of victims who want prosecutors to shelve the death penalty to...

Jan 17, 2013

Husband Uninterested in Seal Beach Suspect's Recordings

Husband Uninterested in Seal Beach Suspect's Recordings

As more than 100 hours of jail-cell recordings of the alleged Seal Beach salon shooter surface, at least one of the eight victims’ relatives says he doesn’t need to hear any more from the accused murderer.

Nov 17, 2012

After Massacre, Seal Beach Salon "Moving Forward"

After Massacre, Seal Beach Salon "Moving Forward"

More than a year after Salon Meritage in Seal Beach became the site of the largest mass killing in Orange County history, the salon with re-open with a new owner, a new location and a new look.

Oct 20, 2012

Nov. Election Key to Seal Beach Massacre Trial

Nov. Election Key to Seal Beach Massacre Trial

Prop 34's outcome plays a key role in the Seal Beach massacre trial.

Oct 11, 2012

Seal Beach Marks Grim Anniversary

Seal Beach Marks Grim Anniversary

The first anniversary of the Seal Beach massacre is an unavoidable reality for a quiet community that experienced one of the most violent days in California history

Oct 9, 2012

Salon Meritage Widow Sues Insurance Co.

Salon Meritage Widow Sues Insurance Co.

The widow of the owner of a Seal Beach beauty salon where eight people were killed last year in the worst mass killing in Orange County history filed a lawsuit on Tuesday alleging that her insurance company did...

May 4, 2012

Salon Meritage Witness: "Heard...Last Breath"

Salon Meritage Witness: "Heard...Last Breath"

Portions of the grand jury testimony against the man accused of fatally shooting eight people in a rampage at a Seal Beach hair salon in October 2011 were unsealed Thursday at the orders of an Orange County...

May 4, 2012

Seal Beach Shooter: "This is What You Wanted"

Seal Beach Shooter: "This is What You Wanted"

An Orange County judge has ordered the release of portions of the grand jury testimony in the case against the man accused of fatally shooting eight people in a rampage at a Seal Beach hair salon. Gordon Gallego...

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