For Immediate Release, Case # TBA: August 12, 2013
WHO: Oscar Luis Morlett, III, 21, Lake Forest
WHAT: Was charged today by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office with one felony count of murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon. On Aug. 9, 2013, Morlett is accused of using a type of axe to kill his 66-year-old stepmom, Jeanne Ellen Morlett. The defendant is expected to be arraigned on the charges tomorrow.
If convicted, Morlett faces a maximum sentence of 26 years to life in state prison. Senior Deputy District Attorney Steve McGreevy of the Homicide Unit will prosecute this case.
WHEN: Tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff