STANTON MAN CHARGED WITH MOTEL MURDER AFTER BEING LINKED THROUGH DNA

OCDASeal

Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


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

For Immediate Release
Case # 07NF3664
Case # TBA

November 2, 2007

Contact:

Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

STANTON MAN CHARGED WITH MOTEL MURDER
AFTER BEING LINKED THROUGH DNA
*Defendant also charged with forcibly raping three women in a separate case

FULLERTONA Stanton man linked through DNA has been charged with the special circumstances murder of a woman in an Anaheim motel room. Waymon Livingston, 24, is also charged in a separate case with three counts of forcible rape with a sentencing enhancement allegation for the rape of multiple victims. He faces a maximum sentence of life without the possibility of parole and is eligible for the death penalty if convicted of the homicide. He also faces multiple life terms if convicted of the rapes. Livingston is not eligible for bail and is scheduled to be arraigned today, November 2, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. in Department N-12 at the North Justice Center.   

 

On August 21, 2005, Livingston is accused of forcibly raping Jane Doe #1 in an Anaheim parking lot. On October 25, 2006, the defendant is accused of raping Jane Doe #2, a motel housekeeper, in Stanton. On May 7, 2007, Livingston is accused of strangling and raping Jane Doe #3, a private masseuse, in a Costa Mesa motel room. Through the work of the Orange County crime lab, DNA evidence from the three rapes was linked to Livingston. He was arrested by the Anaheim Police Department on October 11, 2007 at his residence.

 

On September 9, 2007, Livingston is accused of murdering 21-year-old Sacramento resident Melissia Ann Gonzalez in an Anaheim motel room. Anaheim detectives investigating the homicide collected evidence from the scene and were notified on October 29, 2007 by the crime lab that DNA linked Livingston, who was already in custody for the three rapes, to the murder.

 

Anyone with additional information or who believes they have been a victim is encouraged to contact Supervising District Attorney Investigator Ed Contreras at (714)347-8492.

 

Senior Deputy District Attorney Howard Gundy of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.

 

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