Man charged in California salon shooting
Police on Wednesday investigate a shooting that left eight people dead at Salon Meritage in Seal Beach, California.
October 14th, 2011
02:15 PM ET

Man charged in California salon shooting

[Updated at 3:42 p.m. ET] Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a 42-year-old southern California man charged Friday with murder in this week's mass shooting at a hair salon, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said.

Scott Evans Dekraai of Huntington Beach, California, allegedly shot his ex-wife and seven other people to death at the Salon Meritage in the small, coastal community of Seal Beach, Rackauckas told reporters Friday. A ninth person was wounded.

Prosecutors formally filed charges of eight counts of first-degree murder and a felony count of attempted murder against Dekraai on Friday. The first-degree murder charges carry the special circumstance of multiple murder, the prosecutor said.

Dekraai and his ex-wife, Michelle Fournier, were in a custody battle over their 8-year-old son and the dispute was the motive in the shooting, Rackauckas said. The prosecutor called Dekraai "a methodical and merciless killer.

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  1. Rick

    we had same situation her in Charlotte NC area but the salon owners were packking heat and no one died except for the criminal! he almost got wacked ! he ran away from a blazing of Lead !

    October 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. pth

    how many time have this played out this year. Innocent people being murdered because someone is mad. Can someone tell me why most of these heartless crimes are committed by white male. Seriously i am just asking the question.

    October 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • extra medium

      Because this is the first time in American history that we white males have felt what it's like to be hopelessly unemployed and disenfranchised. As it turns out, it really hurts a man's dignity to be hopelessly unemployed and disenfranchised.

      This is a period of adjustment for my people, so please bear with us.

      October 14, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • sheppard

      If that is in anyway an excuse for this guy's behavior – I, for one, will not be "bearing" with it.... thanks anyway....

      October 14, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • adam white

      can you tell me why you have to bring race into this,i can say a lot of things about each race,but i don't.........

      October 19, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. extra medium

    Why didn't her restraining order block the bullets?
    I thought we could rely on the cops and courts to protect us?
    Do you mean to tell me that this guy acted in spite of the law?
    Besides, California requires a 10 day waiting period for all firearms. I don't understand how he could still be angry after 10 days. This doesn't make sense.
    Can someone in the 'violence never solves anything' crowd please explain what went wrong?

    October 14, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. school marm

    P is for psycho
    H is for hypocrite
    I is for ignorant
    L is for lunatic
    I is for incorrect
    P is for pubescent

    October 15, 2011 at 12:14 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. ummmm

    some is obsessed with Philip
    Right Donna

    October 15, 2011 at 12:16 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Name*eileen

    yeah the restraining order didnt stop the bullets he he ha ha. what r they good for again? oh cant get too close.....to someone....HELLO......i have never heard of a restraining order work. not yet. could someone enlighten me? it kinda saz dont touch me but u can shoot me from 50 yards away....people shouldnt be together in the first place if this is gonna happen. making babies is serious. taking care of them even more serious. THERE SHOULD BE A RESTRAINING ORDER ON LUST AND Alcohol. wait....isnt there now

    October 15, 2011 at 3:40 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Avser Bastian

    WHITES AREN’T WELCOME IN AMERICA ANY LONGER !!! WE DON’T NEED YOU ANYMORE !!! OUT OF AMERICA WITH WHITES NOW !!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xGfYOAydjw
    OR
    http://www.youtube.com/user/BostjanAvsec

    OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE RECORDED LIVE IN 2009. Facts about lunatic Obama/Bush's twilight zone administrations(HORROR) or genocide against white population.

    Make sure to play video from beginning. Just in case http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xleq3o

    THIS INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED TO YOU BY WHITE AMERICAN REFUGEE !!!

    IS IT INDEPENDENCE THAT WE CELEBRATE OR DEPENDENCE (what are your credit card bills or alimony saying about it) !!? HOW IS YOUR DIABETES AND LOST MARRIAGES !!? FORECLOSURES AND JOB SEARCH !!? THAT IS THE QUESTION TO BE OR NOT TO BE !!! IS IT LAND OF THE FREE OR STATE OF TERROR AGAINST OWN WHITE POPULATION !!? IT IS TIME TO LET THEM KNOW WHAT COLOR ARE THE STRIPES ON OUR STAR SPANGLED BANNER !!! TIME TO DETERMINE WHOSE INDEPENDENCE/AMERICA, WE CELEBRATE TODAY(who wants to erase us and denies us the right to exist) !!! IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHOM WE ADDRESS WITH "PRESIDENT" (STOP HUMILIATING YOURSELF) !!!

    911 WAS CREATED FOR PEOPLE TO WAKE UP(deliberately by CIA)....HOWEVER, WAKE UP EITHER WHAT IS TRUTH(sanity) OR WAKE UP TO LIES(insanity = with what your self elected governments have brainwashed you when forcefully jobless/persecuted....therefor­­e, I want you to think about "WAKE UP" when watching next time ALEX JONES alike "alternative" news/media = CIA)

    WHEN YOU WAKE UP, I WANT YOU TO WAKE TO YOURSELF AND NOT TO SOMEONE ELSE'S DREAM (ZIONIST/COMMUNIST/LIBERAL DREAM CATCHERS/THIEFS, WHO PLOTTED 911 TO WAKE YOU AFTERWARDS WITH ECONOMIC OPPRESSION IN A WORLD OF LIES !!!)

    HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT TRUTH IS !!? WHATEVER YOU WERE BORN IS WHAT YOU ARE(truth therefore) AND FOR WHATEVER REASONS YOU HAVE CHANGED(distorted yourself) SINCE 9/11 IS WHAT YOU ARE NOT !!!

    FOR PIECE OF MIND(sanity), PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITES AND REMEMBER, GENOCIDE(health care) BASED ON FORGIVE AND FORGET IS NOT FOR ME !!! DIGNITY, PRIDE, AND HONOR ARE WORTH TO DIE AND KILL FOR !!!

    October 15, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Avser Bastian

    WALL STREET PROTESTS...NOT ANTI WALL-STREET AT ALL, BUT INSTEAD RACIALLY MOTIVATED AGAINST WHITES

    THEY WERE MURDERING YOU WITH AND INSIDE OF THEIR CORPORATIONS FOR OVER 66 YEARS !!! THEY HAVE CLOSED DOWN ALMOST EVERY SMALL COMPANY IN UNITES STATES OF AMERICA AND NOW, THEY WANT YOU TO GO OUT THERE AND PROTEST FOR THEM AGAINST WALL STREET(corporations = Wall-street) !!!

    FOR ENTIRE 66 YEARS, ON DAY TO DAY BASES, ALL THEY WERE DOING IS CRIME CONTEMPLATING AGAINST US INSIDE OF THEIR BACK OFFICE CUBICLES(on job torture/bullying/mobbing and forceful unemployment to progress humanity as Obama exclaimed over and over) PER EEOC AND NOW, THEY WANT YOU TO RAISE COMMUNIST FLAG UNDER AMERICAN SKY !!! ONE RACE; RAT RACE(Wall street protesters are Obama's army which spread from London per Zionist Washington DC and communist Moscow) !!!

    WHEN YOU PROTEST(it is much more than just than necessarily), RAISE SIGNS HIGH SO WHOLE WORLD CAN SEE DISPLAYED I CITE, "66 YEARS OF GENOCIDE AGAINST WHITES IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE !!!"

    THIS INFORMATION WAS PROVIDED TO YOU BY WHITE AMERICAN REFUGEE !!!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/BostjanAvsec OR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xGfYOAydjw OR http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xleq3o

    October 15, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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