SANTA ANA) — Prosecutors say they won’t call a jailhouse informant to the stand in the trial of a man charged with murdering eight people in a 2011 Seal Beach beauty salon shooting.
Court documents filed Friday indicate prosecutors do plan to play several audio recordings of some of conversations suspect Scott Evans Dekraai had with the informant, according to the Orange County Register.
Investigators covertly recorded more than 100 hours of conversations a week after Dekraai was arrested following a midday massacre at Salon Meritage on Oct. 12, 2011, where his ex-wife Michelle Fournier worked as a stylist. They had argued earlier in the day about custody of their son.
The conversations captured several instances of Dekraai talking about the shootings, the Register reported.