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Seal Beach Massacre Suspect Pepper-Sprayed in Jail

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) — The man accused in the mass shooting at a Seal Beach salon was placed under mental observation after an altercation at an Orange County jail.

dekraaiGuards said they had to subdue Scott Dekraai with pepper spray after he became disruptive Saturday night.

Authorities say Dekraai, who was screaming and throwing things, charged at deputies, who had to wrestle him to the ground.

Dekraai, 44, is charged with eight counts of murder in the midday massacre at Salon Meritage on October 12, 2011.

He was indicted in January 2012 and has pleaded not guilty.

Dekraai could face the death penalty if he’s convicted.

Among the victims in the salon shooting was Dekraai’s ex-wife, stylist Michelle Fournier, 47, with whom he was involved in a bitter custody dispute.

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