With shades of Jared Laughner, the man accused of the worst mass killing Orange County history gave authorities a creepy, shit-eating grin for one of his booking photos.
Suspect Scott Dekraai's mugshot is eerie and certainly nightmarish for any of the relatives of the fallen.
The picture came to a light on a day when Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said ...
... he would pursue the death penalty against Dekraai, a 41-year-old from Huntington Beach who was charged today with 8 counts of murder and 1 count of attempted murder.
The man is accused of donning body armor gunning down his ex-wife at a Seal Beach beauty salon Wednesday before opening fire on eight others, with only one person surviving. Reports indicated that Dekraai was in the middle of a custody battle with his ex over their 8-year-old boy.
An emotional Rackauckas said during a news conference broadcast on KNX 1070 Newsradio today that the suspect was armed with three guns when he went on a rampage while "the son that he professed to love was sitting in the principal's office waiting for his mom or dad to pick him up."
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The D.A. said he expected an insanity defense from Dekraai's lawyers.
City News Service published the names of the victims:
The eight people killed Wednesday were the salon's owner, Randy Lee Fannin, 62; Victoria Ann Buzzo, 54; Lucia Bernice Kondas, 65; Laura Lee Elody, 46; Christy Lynn Wilson, 47; hair stylist Michelle Marie Fournier, 48, Dekraai's ex-wife; Michelle Daschbach Fast, 47, and David Caouette, 64.
Another woman who was shot -- 73-year-old Hattie Stretz -- remains in critical condition at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.