|For Immediate Release
Case # 13CF0463
March 8, 2013
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
LONNIE KOCONTES ARRAIGNMENT
WHO: Lonnie Loren Kocontes, 55, Safety Harbor, FL
WHAT: Was extradited from Florida to Orange County and arrived shortly after midnight this morning, March 8, 2013. He will be arraigned on charges of murdering his ex-wife for financial gain by strangling her to death and throwing her overboard while on a cruise in Italy.
WHEN: Monday, March 11, 2013, at 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana
For additional information on this case, visit www.orangecountyda.com and select under Press Releases/Media Advisories the Feb. 16, 2013, press release titled, “Attorney Arrested for Murder for Financial Gain of Ex-wife by Strangling and Throwing her Overboard on Italian Cruise.”