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  1. Joseph McStay was going to fire his alleged killer over gambling debt, documents sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | LA Daily News

    A business partner of Joseph McStay told homicide detectives that McStay had lent Charles “Chase” Merritt $30,000 to cover a gambling debt, and was planning to fire Merritt from his custom water fountain business, before the McStay family was last seen alive in 2010, according to hundreds of pages of search warrants released Wednesday. San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Michael A. Smith released 305 pages of search warrants in perhaps San Bernardino County's highest profile murder case.

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  2. Hearing in McStay family murders gets under way in San BernardinoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2015 | LA Daily News

    Prosecutors are presenting evidence against McStay family murder suspect Charles Chase Merritt during a preliminary hearing this morning in San Bernardino Superior Court. Merritt, 58, of Homeland, stands charged with four counts of murder for the beating deaths of Joseph McStay, 40, his wife, Summer, 43, and their two sons, Gianni, 4, and Joseph Jr., 3, in their Fallbrook home, in San Diego County, on or around Feb. 4, 2010.

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  3. Attorney: Greed alleged motive in McStay family slayingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | LA Daily News

    Prosecutors believe greed motivated Charles “Chase” Merritt to allegedly kill his business associate, his business associate's wife and their two young sons before burying their bodies in the Mojave Desert near Victorville, Merritt's lead attorney said Wednesday. During Merritt's preliminary hearing, scheduled to begin on Monday in San Bernardino Superior Court, prosecutors will present for the first time since Merritt's arrest in November what they believe to be evidence showing Merritt wrote multiple checks to himself on business associate Joseph McStay's QuickBooks account, then deleted those entries, Merritt's attorney, Jimmy Mettias, said Wednesday.

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  4. In McStay murder case against Chase Merritt, DA to lay out evidenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2014 | LA Daily News

    Joseph McStay, his wife, Summer, and their two sons family went missing in 2010. A preliminary hearing for the man accused of killing a family of four and burying their bodies in the San Bernardino County desert will begin Monday, a judge said Friday.

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  5. Attorney: Greed alleged motive in McStay family slayingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | LA Daily News

    Prosecutors believe greed motivated Charles “Chase” Merritt to allegedly kill his business associate, his business associate's wife and their two young sons before burying their bodies in the Mojave Desert near Victorville, Merritt's lead attorney said Wednesday. During Merritt's preliminary hearing, scheduled to begin on Monday in San Bernardino Superior Court, prosecutors will present for the first time since Merritt's arrest in November what they believe to be evidence showing Merritt wrote multiple checks to himself on business associate Joseph McStay's QuickBooks account, then deleted those entries, Merritt's attorney, Jimmy Mettias, said Wednesday.

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  6. Judge allows McStays slaying suspect to defend himselfRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2015 | LA Daily News

    SAN BERNARDINO >> Fearing he may die in custody before trial, Charles “Chase” Merritt, suspected of killing the McStay family in their Fallbrook home in 2010, was given permission Friday by a judge to represent himself. Merritt, 57, of Homeland, suffers from congestive heart failure and believes that acting as his own attorney will facilitate the process of getting his case heard more quickly and the possibility of him reuniting with his family if he is vindicated, his attorney, Robert Ponce, told San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Michael A. Smith Friday during a pretrial hearing.

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  7. Sears closing Westfield Topanga branch in MayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | LA Daily News

    The company confirmed Wednesday it will close its store at Westfield Topanga on May 3, though it is not clear how many of the 122 employees will be laid off. “Associates will have the opportunity to apply for open positions at area Sears or Kmart stores,” Sears Holdings spokesman Howard Riefs said in an email.

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  8. Attorney claims no legal basis to keep warrants in McStay family murder case sealedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | LA Daily News

    Authorities have no legal basis to block public access to dozens of search warrants filed in San Bernardino Superior Court in the McStay family murder case, according to a motion filed Wednesday by an attorney representing 18 news organizations. Citing its ongoing investigation and concern over it being sabotaged by the media, the Deputy District Attorney Mark Vos filed a motion Monday opposing the release of the documents until after the preliminary hearing.

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  9. News organizations join forces to unseal warrants in McStay family murder caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | LA Daily News

    Kyla Cummings, 2, of Apple Valley walks in front of four crosses placed at the site were the McStay Family was found buried near Victorville. Eighteen news organizations, including this news organization, are fighting to get dozens of search warrants unsealed in a high-profile homicide case in which a Fallbrook family of four was slain and their bodies buried in shallow graves in the Mojave Desert near Victorville.

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  10. Van Nuys plumber Henry a Handlebar Hanka Fardel diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2015 | LA Daily News

    Don't know if he was much into biking, but Henry Fardel, who always preferred to be called Hank, was certainly proud of his elaborate mustache. And so he named the business he ran out of his Van Nuys home for four decades Handlebar Hank Plumbing.

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