Arson

Huntington Beach real estate agent charged in New Year's Day double slaying

Huntington Beach real estate agent charged in New Year's Day double slaying

A real estate agent was charged with arson and murder Wednesday in connection with the slayings of two women and a house fire in Westminster on New Year’s Day, according to court records.

Christopher Ken Ireland, 37, faces two counts of murder and one count of arson, according to an Orange County Superior Court criminal complaint. He is also charged with one count of aggravated mayhem for “intentionally and unlawfully [causing] permanent disability, disfigurement, and deprivation of a limb, organ and body member” of one of the victims, according to the complaint.

Westminster police have released few details about killings, which they said occurred...

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