A homicide prosecutor has told an Orange County jury he can show an unique circumstances murder instance against a new Lake Forest guy accused of having intercourse along with his target one 2009 evening and going back the following night to rob and destroy him.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Matt Murphy claims solid police work shows Matthew Thomas Dragna (along with his fan, Jacob Anthony Quintanilla) murdered Damon Nicholson, a well known Laguna Beach resort banquet supervisor, after which experimented with offer the target’s home to many other hoodlums.
Murphy stated in Wednesday’s opening statement it does not matter which defendant swung the baseball bat that smashed the rear of Nicholson’s skull in October 2009 because Dragna and Quintanilla, whom faces a trial that is separate a subsequent date, are both lawfully accountable.
But Frank Bittar, Dragna’s veteran attorney from the Orange County Public Defender’s workplace, told jurors that Laguna Beach Police Department detectives jumped to erroneous conclusions after their uneducated, inarticulate client, then the 19-year-old senior school dropout, repeatedly lied during initial interviews. Continue reading Post Gay Threesome Laguna Beach Murder Test Gets Underway