by Bruce H. Johanson
In looking at the history of any area, one always likes to recall the progressive and innovative things of the past which point to the progress or contributions of an area to the total development of the country. There is a darker side to history, however, which though not pleasant, is a part of the story of an area.
From the first recorded taking of a life by a killer in OC in 1854, there have been several homicides right down to the present, many of which left unanswered questions as to motive or even the guilt of the perpetrators. It is with this thought in mind that we will meet several killers/murderers in this volume about whom there is some question of their guilt.