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Seal Beach (alleged) Mass Shooter Pleads Not Guilty.

Posted on the 30 November 2011 by Mikeb302000
I can't wait to hear what the defense team comes up with for this guy. Will he be another 'crazy' defense like Loughner and Breivik?
It will be interesting tosee how this gy got his weapons, legally..........or 'extra-legally'.
From MSNBC.com: Calif. salon shooting suspect pleads not guilty
By NBC Los Angeles and msnbc.com staff
A man accused in a shooting rampage at a Los Angeles-area hair salon pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of killing his ex-wife and seven others.
Scott Dekraai, 42, was charged with eight counts of murder and one count of attempted murder. The judge set a preliminary hearing date of April 24 and also approved cameras in the courtroom.
Dekraai faces the death penalty, if convicted. He was jailed without bail after the Oct. 12 shooting at Salon Meritage in Seal Beach.
Dekraai and his former wife, Michelle Fournier, were in court a day before the slayings for a custody hearing that involved their 8-year-old son. A court-ordered report recommended that Dekraai not receive full custody, and authorities alleged that Dekraai sought revenge by opening fire in the busy salon.
Read about this case on NBC Los Angeles
Witnesses told police Dekraai was wearing a protective vest and carrying several weapons when he was taken into custody just blocks from the salon.
The eight people killed were Dekraai's ex-wife; the salon's owner, Randy Lee Fannin, 62; Victoria Ann Buzzo, 54; Lucia Bernice Kondas, 65; Laura Lee Elody, 46; Christy Lynn Wilson, 47; Michele Daschbach Fast, 47; and David Caouette, 64, who was shot in his Range Rover outside the salon.
Hattie Stretz, 73, was shot, but survived.
Two families have filed lawsuits against Dekraai. Wilson's family filed a lawsuit earlier this month seeking payment for her hospital and funeral expenses.
Fournier's parents also filed a similar lawsuit against Dekraai.

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