Victims’ Families Decry Years-Long Delay in Seal Beach Massacre Case, But Struggle to Unite on Issue of Death Penalty

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Paul Wilson, whose wife was killed in the 2011 Seal Beach salon shooting, discusses Scott Dekraai's guilty plea in Eisenhower Park in Seal Beach. (Credit: Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)

Family members of victims killed in the 2011 Seal Beach salon shooting rampage have called on the California attorney general’s office to accept the convicted killer’s guilty plea in exchange for a punishment of life in prison without the possibility of parole, hoping to expedite a case that has languished for years.

Family members of victims killed in the 2011 Seal Beach salon shooting rampage have called on the California attorney general’s office to accept the convicted killer’s guilty plea in exchange for a punishment of life in prison without the possibility of parole, hoping to expedite a case that has languished for years.

“We are exhausted from this continuous pain, and this has got to be over with,” said Paul Wilson, whose wife, Christy Wilson, was killed as she worked in the salon. “Life will never be the same for us, but we should have the chance to move on and heal.”

That’s where the agreement ended.

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