Scott Dekraai, the man charged with killing eight people in a Seal Beach salon, allegedly bragged about the deed in a series of secret jail cell recordings by investigators.
As first reported by the Orange County Register, authorities obtained more than 100 hours of recordings from Dekraai’s jail cell, and now a judge must decide if the tapes can be used in the death penalty trial for the alleged mass murderer.
Dekraai is accused of walking into the Salon Meritage on Oct 12, 2011 and shooting and killing his 48-year-old ex-wife Michelle Fournier before opening fire on others inside the business. Killed in the shooting were the salon's owner, Randy Lee Fannin, 62; Victoria Ann Buzzo, 54; Lucia Bernice Kondas, 65; Laura Lee Elody, 46; Christy Lynn Wilson, 47; Michele Daschbach Fast, 47, and David Caouette, 64. Hattie Stretz, 73, was also shot, but survived. Dekraai remains jailed without bail.