FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Case # 18NF3242

Date: November 26, 2018

MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER OF 70-YEAR-OLD WOMAN IN ANAHEIM

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was charged today with the murder of a 70-year-old woman in Anaheim.

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Court Date

Michael Carl Hallgren, 64, Anaheim

Charged on Nov. 26, 2018, with the following:

  • One felony count of murder

 

Sentencing Enhancements:

  • Personal use of a knife
  • Prior conviction for robbery in Los Angeles in 2001

51 years to life in state prison

Continued arraignment

 

Dec. 14, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.

 

Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana

Circumstances of the Case

  • On Nov. 20, 2018, Hallgren is accused of attacking 70-year-old Lucinda Palma inside a residence in Anaheim.
  • Anaheim Police Department (APD), who investigated this case, responded to the residence and found the victim deceased.
  • APD arrested the defendant at the scene.

Prosecutor: Senior Deputy District Attorney Janine Madera, Homicide Unit

 



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