Date: March 27, 2018
WHO: Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauckas
WHAT: Is pleased to announce the speakers for the 10th Annual Victims’ Rights Rally
WHEN: Monday, April 9, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. (Reception) and 12:00 p.m. (Rally)
WHERE: Delhi Center, 505 E. Central Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92707
SPEAKERS: Collene Campbell not only lost her son to murder, but also her brother and sister-in-law, who were she and her late husband Gary’s best friends. Instead of shrinking after her great personal suffering, she became one of the worst nightmares of criminals. Her son’s killers were sentenced to life in prison nearly 30 years ago after brutally murdering and throwing then-27-year-old Scott Campbell out of a plane over the ocean for money and to steal his sports car. Collene continues to fight alongside the OCDA to oppose the inmates’ parole. The next hearing is on May 23, 2018.
For almost two decades, Campbell pushed for the prosecution of the mastermind behind her brother and sister-in-law’s murder until Michael Goodwin was convicted and sentenced to two consecutive terms of life in prison without parole. After Goodwin was convicted, Collene immediately faced the press waving her checkered flag, which was the symbol of her advocacy, and requested the public’s help in capturing the gunman Goodwin hired.
Anna Neal-Negrete is the mother of Yacshicka W., a mother of three who was murdered on Oct. 20, 2007. Her killer, Jose Zuniga, was sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison on Oct. 6, 2017.
Yacshicka’s killer strangled the victim and left her body outside in the parking lot of a commercial business center in Santa Ana. Hours later, transients discovered the victim’s body and contacted Santa Ana Police Department, who investigated this case. Orange County Crime Lab investigators collected DNA evidence from the victim’s body and stored it in the state database. In 2013, a DNA hit matched the defendant after an unrelated arrest in Santa Ana. The Orange County Cold Case Homicide Task Force reopened the investigation and Zuniga was charged with murder after sufficient evidence was gathered, including additional witness interviews.
Neal-Negrete is devoted to keeping her daughter’s memory alive by speaking about her life and working to ensure all crime victims have a voice in the courtroom.
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