According to the Orange County District Attorney, on Feb. 14, 2010 Pasqual Raul Loera allegedly went to the home of Julie Palasko and Dennis Koire on the pretext of buying an Infiniti sedan the couple had offered for sale.
Loera is accused of shooting both of them. The suspect then allegedly took the car and drove to Las Vegas, where casino security personnel said he was acting suspiciously.
Authorities say that Loera then fled the casino but crashed the Infiniti into a ditch. Las Vegas police, finding that the car was registered in Westminster, called Westminster police.
Local police went to the listed address and found Palasko, 49, dead and Kiore seriously wounded. He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.
Both the pre-trial and trial will take place in the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.