Orange County District Attorney
Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701
For Immediate Release
April 30, 2009
Susan Kang Schroeder
WHO: John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 43, Long Beach
WHAT: Will be formally sentenced to the death penalty following a conviction 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.
WHEN: Tomorrow, Friday, May 1, 2009, at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Department C-35, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana