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OC man, woman charged in HB park murder

October 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 19-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man, both from Huntington Beach, were charged Tuesday for murdering a man in a park.Marissa Bilotti, 19, and Derek Adams, 22, are accused of shooting to death Gregory Heintz in Murdy Park in Huntington Beach on Oct. 22.

Bilotti and Adams allegedly went to the Newport Beach home of a resident on parole who was dating a woman Adams was interested in. Bilotti and Adams allegedly entered the house by breaking down the door and starting an argument with the resident and his girlfriend. They allegedly stole money from the woman's purse. Adams is accused of striking the male resident and stabbing him with a knife from the kitchen. They allegedly stole the male's cell phone and left the residence.

According to the Orange County District Attorney's Office, Adams repeatedly sent texts to the girlfriend and arranged to later return the phone to her at Murdy Park.

Bilotti allegedly drove herself and Adams to the park after covering her car's license plate. She reportedly had a concealed knife on her person. Adams allegedly had a firearm with him.

Gregory Heintz arrived with the girlfriend and another friend. Upon exiting the car, Heintz was thrown the stolen cell phone by Adams, whereupon Adams allegedly shot Heintz in the stomach. Bilotti then removed the cover of the license plate, according to the D.A., and Bilotti and Adams fled the scene.

Witnesses reported the license plate number to the police and Bilotti and Adams were pulled over and arrested a short time later.

Heintz died in the hospital later in the day.

Bilotti was charged Tuesday with one felony count of murder, first-degree residential robbery and first-degree residential burglary.

Adams was charged Tuesday with one felony count of murder, first-degree robbery and aggravated assault with sentencing enhancements for the personal discharge of a firearm causing death and the personal use of a firearm.

If convicted, Bilotti faces a maximum sentence of 31 years to life in state prison and Adams faces a maximum sentence of 57 years to life in state prison.


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