Close X

Attorney General Becerra To Seek The Death Penalty In Seal Beach Multiple Murder Case

Posted by Fay Arfa | Apr 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

SACRAMENTO –  Today, Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that his office will continue to seek the death penalty in the case of Scott DeKraai, who pleaded guilty to murdering eight people and attempting to murder a ninth person at a Seal Beach hair salon in 2011.

“This tragic event has caused so much harm to far too many families,” said Attorney General Becerra. “After weighing the evidence, considering the law and the responsibilities of my office, I have concluded that the appropriate course of action is to seek the death penalty in this case.”

The Attorney General assumed responsibility for the prosecution of the penalty phase of the case after the California Court of Appeal upheld Orange County Superior Court Judge Timothy Goethals' order recusing the Orange County District Attorney's Office from the prosecution.

The victims were Michelle Fournier, Christy Wilson, Randy Fannin, Lucia Kondas, Victoria Buzzo, Laura Webb Elody, Michele Fast, and David Caouette. DeKraai also shot and wounded Hattie Stretz.

Attorney General Xavier Becerra / March 29, 2017

About the Author

Fay Arfa

Fay Arfa has the distinction of being Certified as a Specialist in two separate areas of law – Criminal Law as well as Appellate Law – by the California State Bar, Board of Specialization. The National Board of Trial Advocacy has also awarded her a board Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy. ...


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

Board Certifications

Contact Us Today

Fay Arfa is committed to answering your questions about Trials, Appeals, Habeas Corpus, State Crimes, Federal Crimes, and Sex Crimes law issues in California.

We offer a free telephone consultation and we'll gladly discuss your case with you at your convenience. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.