For Immediate Release
Case # 05HF0372



October 20, 2008

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: Skylar James Deleon, 29, Long Beach


WHAT: Has been convicted by a jury of the special circumstances murder-for-profit of Thomas and Jackie Hawks in Newport Beach. Deleon has also been found guilty of the special circumstances murder for financial gain of John Jarvi. The District Attorney is seeking the death penalty in this case.


WHEN: The penalty phase will begin Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008, at 9:00 a.m.


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