Media Advisory – Alan Hunter and James Paschall conviction affirmed

Case # 11CF2479

Date: September 11, 2017


WHO: The Court of Appeal of the State of California, Fourth Appellate District, Division Three

WHAT: Affirmed a judgment of the Superior Court of Orange County by the Honorable Patrick Donahue for the “provocative act” murder conviction of Alan Keith Hunter, 45, and James Stephan Paschall, 47. Two of the defendants’ accomplices were shot to death by a jewelry store owner in a botched attempted robbery of the man’s store. Hunter and Paschall were each found guilty by a jury on April 9, 2015, of felony first degree murder and attempted second degree robbery, and were sentenced to 30 years to life in state prison on May 15, 2015.

WHEN: Today, Sept. 11, 2017

WHERE: The full published opinion is available here:

The circumstances of the case are available in the following news release: