|For Immediate Release
October 12, 2006
(714) 347-8405 Office
(714) 323-4486 Cell
81-YEAR-OLD WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO MURDERING HER GREAT GRANDSON’S FATHER
NEWPORT BEACH – An 81-year-old woman pled guilty today to murdering the father of her great grandson by shooting him outside of her Lake Forest home. Jeane Ellen Allen pled guilty to 1st degree murder with an enhancement for the personal use of a firearm and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
On January 28, 2006, the victim, Alex Reyes, went to visit his ex-wife and 1-year-old son, who shared a house with Allen in Lake Forest. Reyes temporarily left the home and then returned and began working on a stroller for his little boy. Allen approached Reyes from behind as he was working and shot him once in the head and once in the leg.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Steve McGreevy of the Homicide Unit prosecuted this case.