SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The attorney for the suspect in the Seal Beach, Calif., hair salon massacre has told a judge his client needs anti-psychotic medications and is not getting them in jail.
Defendant Scott Dekraai made his first appearance in Orange County Superior Court on Friday but his arraignment on eight counts of murder and one count of attempted murder was continued to Nov. 29.
Relatives of victims shouted at him before and after the proceeding. One person called him a coward and another screamed “I hate you.”
Defense attorney Robert Curtis told the court that Dekraii needs the medications Trazadome and Topamax.
Judge Erick L. Larsh ordered a medical review to determine what medications Dekraai needs.
Curtis also said he anticipates there will be a motion for a change of venue.