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Seal Beach Salon Shooting (2011)
Scott Dekraai expected to plead guilty in Seal Beach salon shooting
Scott Dekraai expected to plead guilty in Seal Beach salon shooting

Scott Dekraai, the man accused of killing eight people at a Seal Beach hair salon in 2011, intends to plead guilty to eight counts of special circumstances murder and one count of attempted murder, his lawyer told the court Monday. The plea does not involve commitments as to the sentencing of Dekraai, who faces the death penalty, Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals said. Dekraai is expected to officially enter the plea Friday, the court ruled. The two-and-a-half-year run-up to the trial -- though significant evidence pointed to Dekraai’s guilt -- has been a source of frustration for victims’ families, some of whom repeatedly urged the court to speed up the...

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