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July 15, 1995 | SUSAN MARQUEZ OWEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to keep the man accused of bludgeoning their daughter to death from profiting from the case, the parents of Denise Huber have filed a wrongful-death suit seeking unspecified damages. Dennis and Ione Huber filed the suit Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court against John Famalaro, 38, a former Orange County painter who is accused of raping and killing the 23-year-old Newport Beach woman and storing her handcuffed body in a freezer outside his Prescott, Ariz., home.
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June 19, 1997 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Joseph Famalaro should die for kidnapping, sodomizing and killing 23-year-old Denise Anette Huber and then hiding her nude body in a freezer for three years, a jury recommended Wednesday in one of Orange County's most notorious murder cases. Famalaro showed no reaction to the death penalty verdict reached by the jury of nine women and three men. Some of the jurors wept as their unanimous verdict was read after a day and a half of deliberations.
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August 19, 1994 | BRAD BONHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John and Genelle Reilley have been coping with a living purgatory of grief, frustration and confusion for 8 1/2 years. Their grief is over the loss of their 23-year-old daughter, Robbin Brandley, who was stabbed and left to bleed to death on the campus of Saddleback College in Mission Viejo in 1986. They are frustrated because whoever killed Robbin has escaped detection. Although the case is still being pursued by Orange County Sheriff's Department detectives, solid leads have become increasingly scarce as the years have passed.
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May 23, 1997 | GREG HERNANDEZ and ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A jury took slightly more than five hours Thursday to convict a former house painter of kidnapping, sexually assaulting and murdering a Newport Beach woman whose body he kept in a freezer--nude and handcuffed--for three years. John J. Famalaro, 39, stared straight ahead and showed no emotion as the first-degree murder verdict was read.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1995 | Dana Parsons
The end of Leonard Gumlia's anonymity draws ever nearer. Although well-known in legal circles, Gumlia labors like all lawyers in the Orange County public defender's office--largely unknown. That will change, however, as Gumlia steps forward to defend John J. Famalaro, the man accused of kidnaping and killing Denise Huber and then storing her body in a freezer for three years.
NEWS
May 23, 1997 | GREG HERNANDEZ and ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A jury took slightly more than five hours Thursday to convict a former house painter of kidnapping, sexually assaulting and murdering a Newport Beach woman whose body he kept in a freezer--nude and handcuffed--for three years. John J. Famalaro, 39, stared straight ahead and showed no emotion as the first-degree murder verdict was read.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1996 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The parents of a woman whose nude and bludgeoned body was found in a rental truck freezer won a $1-million judgment in Orange County Superior Court on Tuesday against the man accused of killing her. Dennis and Ione Huber, formerly of Newport Beach, filed the lawsuit last summer in an effort to hold John J. Famalaro, 38, accountable for the death of their daughter "under every avenue that is available to them," said their attorney, Jeoffrey Robinson.
NEWS
June 19, 1997 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Joseph Famalaro should die for kidnapping, sodomizing and killing 23-year-old Denise Anette Huber and then hiding her nude body in a freezer for three years, a jury recommended Wednesday in one of Orange County's most notorious murder cases. Famalaro showed no reaction to the death penalty verdict reached by the jury of nine women and three men. Some of the jurors wept as their unanimous verdict was read after a day and a half of deliberations.
NEWS
July 22, 1994 | MATT LAIT RENE LYNCH and JEFF BRAZIL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Investigators in the Denise Huber murder case have found what appears to be blood in an Orange County storage facility once rented by suspect John J. Famalaro, and authorities are trying to determine whether the Newport Beach woman was killed there, law enforcement sources said Thursday.
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July 18, 1994 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As authorities began digging up the basement of John Joseph Famalaro's home Sunday, his neighbors in the Prescott Country Club community described the murder suspect as a troubled loner who took pains to avoid contact with them. Famalaro, 37, was arrested Wednesday after a tip about a stolen moving truck turned up the frozen body of Denise A. Huber, 23 of Newport Beach, who disappeared without a trace in June, 1991.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1997 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An attorney for John J. Famalaro admitted for the first time in court Wednesday that her client killed Denise Huber, but argued that he picked up the 23-year-old woman with the intention of seducing her, not killing her. During closing arguments in the high-profile trial, Deputy Public Defender Denise Gragg presented a scenario of what the defense contends happened the night Huber disappeared.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 1996 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The parents of a woman whose nude and bludgeoned body was found in a rental truck freezer won a $1-million judgment in Orange County Superior Court on Tuesday against the man accused of killing her. Dennis and Ione Huber, formerly of Newport Beach, filed the lawsuit last summer in an effort to hold John J. Famalaro, 38, accountable for the death of their daughter "under every avenue that is available to them," said their attorney, Jeoffrey Robinson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1995 | SUSAN MARQUEZ OWEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to keep the man accused of bludgeoning their daughter to death from profiting from the case, the parents of Denise Huber have filed a wrongful-death suit seeking unspecified damages. Dennis and Ione Huber filed the suit Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court against John Famalaro, 38, a former Orange County painter who is accused of raping and killing the 23-year-old Newport Beach woman and storing her handcuffed body in a freezer outside his Prescott, Ariz., home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1995 | Dana Parsons
The end of Leonard Gumlia's anonymity draws ever nearer. Although well-known in legal circles, Gumlia labors like all lawyers in the Orange County public defender's office--largely unknown. That will change, however, as Gumlia steps forward to defend John J. Famalaro, the man accused of kidnaping and killing Denise Huber and then storing her body in a freezer for three years.
NEWS
August 19, 1994 | BRAD BONHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John and Genelle Reilley have been coping with a living purgatory of grief, frustration and confusion for 8 1/2 years. Their grief is over the loss of their 23-year-old daughter, Robbin Brandley, who was stabbed and left to bleed to death on the campus of Saddleback College in Mission Viejo in 1986. They are frustrated because whoever killed Robbin has escaped detection. Although the case is still being pursued by Orange County Sheriff's Department detectives, solid leads have become increasingly scarce as the years have passed.
NEWS
July 26, 1994 | RENE LYNCH and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Blood tests may settle a debate over jurisdiction by week's end, but officials said Monday that it could take months to extradite John J. Famalaro if he is to stand trial in Orange County in the killing of Denise Huber. Defense attorney Thomas K. Kelly has said he believes it would be "advantageous" for his client to be tried in California, where he said prosecutors would have a tougher time seeking the death penalty against Famalaro.
NEWS
July 26, 1994 | RENE LYNCH and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Blood tests may settle a debate over jurisdiction by week's end, but officials said Monday that it could take months to extradite John J. Famalaro if he is to stand trial in Orange County in the killing of Denise Huber. Defense attorney Thomas K. Kelly has said he believes it would be "advantageous" for his client to be tried in California, where he said prosecutors would have a tougher time seeking the death penalty against Famalaro.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1997 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An attorney for John J. Famalaro admitted for the first time in court Wednesday that her client killed Denise Huber, but argued that he picked up the 23-year-old woman with the intention of seducing her, not killing her. During closing arguments in the high-profile trial, Deputy Public Defender Denise Gragg presented a scenario of what the defense contends happened the night Huber disappeared.
NEWS
July 22, 1994 | MATT LAIT RENE LYNCH and JEFF BRAZIL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Investigators in the Denise Huber murder case have found what appears to be blood in an Orange County storage facility once rented by suspect John J. Famalaro, and authorities are trying to determine whether the Newport Beach woman was killed there, law enforcement sources said Thursday.
NEWS
July 18, 1994 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As authorities began digging up the basement of John Joseph Famalaro's home Sunday, his neighbors in the Prescott Country Club community described the murder suspect as a troubled loner who took pains to avoid contact with them. Famalaro, 37, was arrested Wednesday after a tip about a stolen moving truck turned up the frozen body of Denise A. Huber, 23 of Newport Beach, who disappeared without a trace in June, 1991.
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