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Suspect Charged in Murder of Newport Doctor – Chip Yost Reports

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) — A 75-year-old retired barber was charged on Wednesday with shooting and killing a urologist at a medical office in Newport Beach.

Stanwood Fred Elkus, 75, of Lake Elsinore, is charged with one count of special circumstances murder by lying in wait, with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a firearm causing death.

While Elkus was in court, family and friends gathered at a memorial service in Costa Mesa for Dr. Ronald Gilbert.

Chip Yost has details.

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