Crime & Justice

Arraignment delayed in Orange County rape, killings case

This combination of undated photos from the Megan's Law website shows suspects, Stephen Dean Gordon, 45, left, and Franc Cano, 27, who were arrested on Friday, April 11, 2014, on suspicion of killing four women in Orange County, Calif. Anaheim police said detectives in Santa Ana and Anaheim launched a joint investigation after the naked body of Jarrae Nykkole Estepp, 21, was found in the conveyor belt of a recycling plant last month. The probe led detectives to connect the men to her slaying, and the disappearance of three women who frequented a Santa Ana neighborhood known for drug dealing and prostitution.
This combination of undated photos from the Megan's Law website shows suspects, Stephen Dean Gordon, 45, left, and Franc Cano, 27, who were arrested on Friday, April 11, 2014, on suspicion of killing four women in Orange County, Calif. Anaheim police said detectives in Santa Ana and Anaheim launched a joint investigation after the naked body of Jarrae Nykkole Estepp, 21, was found in the conveyor belt of a recycling plant last month. The probe led detectives to connect the men to her slaying, and the disappearance of three women who frequented a Santa Ana neighborhood known for drug dealing and prostitution.
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Arraignment has been postponed for two convicted sex offenders accused of raping and killing four women in Orange County.

An Orange County Superior Court judge on Tuesday delayed the arraignment of Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon to May 19. They remain jailed without bail.

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A public defender appointed for both men requested a medical exam for Cano, citing a range of health problems.

Each faces four counts of special circumstances murder and four counts of rape.

All the victims had histories of prostitution