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Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 09:17 PM PDT

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.

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 10:08 PM PDT

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...

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 11:06 PM PST

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.

Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 at 05:57 PM PST

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.

Saturday, Oct 20, 2012 at 11:44 AM PDT

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.

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 06:28 PM PDT

Couple Finds Love in Wake of Seal Beach Tragedy

Couple Finds Love in Wake of Seal Beach Tragedy

Amidst the tragedy of 2011's mass shooting at Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, two people unexpectedly found love. Doug Childers and Tammy Wetzel met after attending several funerals for the victims. Tammy says she is the happiest she has ever been but it doesn't come without some guilt. Vikki Vargas reports from Seal Beach for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Oct. 11, 2012.

Friday, May 2, 2014 at 08:05 AM PDT

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

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012 at 09:40 PM PDT

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...

Friday, May 4, 2012 at 06:10 AM PDT

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...

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 05:34 PM PDT

Seal Beach Massacre Testimony Unsealed

Seal Beach Massacre Testimony Unsealed

Superior Court Judge Thomas M. Goethals said sensitive portions of the testimony will remain sealed, but that the release of some of the details would not hinder the defense of their client Scott Dekraii, a...

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