MEDIA ADVISORY – Jason Becher charges

December 6, 2016

Case # 16WF2885


WHO: Jason Joseph Becher, 41, Anaheim

WHAT: Was charged yesterday, Dec. 5, 2016, with one felony count of special circumstances murder with sentencing enhancements for murder by lying in wait and a prior strike conviction for assault with a deadly weapon in 2001. If convicted, he faces a minimum of life in state prison without the possibility of parole.

Becher is accused of murdering 50-year-old Marylou Sarkissian in her residence in Huntington Beach on Dec. 2, 2016.

Becher was arrested by Grants Pass Department of Public Safety in Grants Pass, Oregon on Dec. 3, 2016, and is currently in their custody. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is now seeking his extradition to Orange County. No further dates have been set.

The Huntington Beach Police Department investigated this case. The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be disclosed at this time.

Senior Deputy District Attorney Keith Burke of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.