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Seal Beach Shooting

'This Is Not A Compassionate Man'

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 07.02.2014 | Crime

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A disgruntled father embroiled in a custody dispute with his ex-wife pleaded guilty Friday to murdering her and seven other...

Remembering The Terrible Day That Changed My Home Town Forever

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 12.10.2012 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

It was just by chance that my appointment was scheduled for Thursday, October 13 and not Wednesday, October 12, the day eight people were killed at Salon Meritage.

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Seal Beach Salon Massacre | Posted 11.29.2011 | Crime

Scott Evans Dekraai pleaded not guilty this morning in the shooting deaths of eight people at Salon Meritage in Seal Beach last month. Dekraai appe...

Seal Beach Salon Shooter Could Get The Death Penalty

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 01.29.2012 | Los Angeles

SANTA ANA, Calif. — An angry ex-husband charged in a shooting rampage at a Southern California hair salon pleaded not guilty Tuesday to killing ...

Extreme Makeover After a Tragedy: Salon Meritage in Seal Beach Episode?

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 12.31.2011 | Los Angeles
Ana Beatriz Cholo

My salon -- Salon Meritage -- was a sunny, cheerful, busy place, but it's no more. At least for now. On October 12, 2011, the worst massacre in Orange County's history occurred there.

Psychotics Don't Premeditate Crimes

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Psychotic people may act impulsively, but that is very different from the meticulously planned acts of violence of Jared Loughner, Anders Breivik, and most recently Dekraai, the accused gunmen in last week's shooting in Seal Beach.

Scott Dekraai, Alleged Seal Beach Salon Shooter, Needed Laura's Law

DJ Jaffe | Posted 12.17.2011 | Los Angeles
DJ Jaffe

If media reports are true, Scott Dekraai had bipolar disorder, a history of violence, wouldn't stay on treatment, and was a perfect candidate for Laura's Law.

Courtroom Audience Yells At Shooter Accused Of Killing 8 In Salon

Patch | Posted 12.15.2011 | Crime

From Patch: Raw emotions burst forth Friday when accused mass murderer Scott Evans Dekraai made his first court appearance on charges of gunning do...

Salon Shooter Not Getting Ant- Psychotic Drugs In Jail

AP | AMY TAXIN | Posted 12.14.2011 | Los Angeles

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Angry, sobbing relatives and friends of the victims gunned down in a massacre at a Seal Beach hair salon shouted at the susp...

Death Penalty Sought For Salon Shooter

AP | By AMY TAXIN | Posted 12.15.2011 | Los Angeles

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Prosecutors said it was revenge and a desire to kill his ex-wife that drove a man to go on a deadly shooting rampage at a Souther...

Shooting At Seal Beach: 8 Confirmed Dead, 1 Critically Wounded

AP | AMY TAXIN and JOHN ROGERS | Posted 12.12.2011 | Los Angeles

SEAL BEACH, Calif. — Scott Dekraai's neighbors considered him one of the friendliest guys on the block, a man who invited them over for pool par...