Orange County District Attorney
Press Release

Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For Immediate Release
July 21st, 2005
Contact:Mark Macaulay
Media Relations Spokesperson
(714) 347-8405

WHO:     Alejandro Avila convicted of the murder of Samantha Runnion.

WHAT:   Is Scheduled for formal sentencing in Judge William R. Froeberg’s courtroom.  The jury has recommended the death penalty as the proper sentence for Avila.

WHEN:   Friday, July 22, 2005, at 9 a.m.

WHERE: Department C40, Central Justice Center, 700 Civic Center Drive W., Santa Ana, CA 92701