CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 1995 |
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.
May 23, 1997 |
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 |
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.
June 19, 1997 |
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.
July 22, 1994 |
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.
July 18, 1994 |
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.