Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # 12ZF0139: September 6, 2013
*Gang member co-defendant is a fugitive in this case
SANTA ANA – A man was convicted today of the cold case conspiracy murder of his wife in 1998 to collect a $1 million life insurance policy. Nuzzio Begaren, 52, was found guilty by a jury of one felony count each of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. He faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison at his sentencing Oct. 4, 2013, at 9:00 a.m.in Department C-30, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
Gang member Guillermo Espinoza, 38, faces the same charges as Begaren. He is a fugitive with a no-bail warrant for his arrest. Espinoza is listed at www.orangecountyda.com as one of the Orange County District Attorney’s (OCDA) Most Wanted. Continue reading