ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 16HF0427
Date: March 29, 2016
*Defendant also has an open child pornography case
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A transient man has been charged for the stabbing murder of an acquaintance on a bike path in Irvine. Dennis Thomas Monson Jr., 37, is charged with one felony count of murder with a sentencing enhancement allegation for the personal use of a knife. If convicted, Monson faces a maximum sentence of 26 years to life in state prison. Monson was charged today and is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday, April 1, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.
At the time of the crime, Monson was a transient and was acquainted with 51-year-old Sidney Siemensma. Continue reading