Judge testifies in OC jailhouse informants hearing

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Updated: 6/26 1:56 pm

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County judge is testifying in a months-long hearing over allegations that the government misused jailhouse informants and hid evidence from gang crime and murder suspects.

Superior Court Judge Terri Flynn-Peister testified Thursday about her previous work as a federal prosecutor and instructions she gave gang task force agents about handling information culled from informants.

The testimony comes in the case of a man who killed eight people at a hair salon. Scott Dekraai pleaded guilty but assistant public defender Scott Sanders wants to recuse the district attorney over misconduct allegations.

The hearing has touched on other cases and led one man's murder conviction to be vacated.

Senior Deputy District Attorney Howard Gundy says there was no conspiracy and federal authorities impeded the release of information to state prosecutors.

 

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