For Immediate Release



February 19, 2009

Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486



WHO: John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 43, Long Beach


WHAT: The verdict will be read in the guilt phase of the Kennedy trial. He is charged with felonies for two counts of special circumstances murder in the murder-for-profit killings of Thomas and Jackie Hawks on their yacht off Newport Beach in 2004. He has a prior strike for a 1988 attempted murder conviction. The District Attorney is seeking the death penalty in this case.


WHEN: Today at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009


WHERE: Department C-35, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana