ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Date: November 18, 2015
SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is opposing the parole of an inmate convicted of the special circumstances shooting murder of a woman and permanently injuring the victim’s husband during a robbery. Nanette Marie Scheid, 54, is currently being held at the California Institute for Women in Corona. Scheid was convicted on Jan. 28, 1991, of one felony count of first degree murder, two felony counts of first degree robbery, and one felony count of attempted robbery, and sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison.
In 1993, the Court of Appeal granted a new trial for Scheid, on the basis that she should have been tried separately from her co-defendants. Scheid was again found guilty on retrial by a second jury on Sept. 20, 1994. A second appeal was granted in 1996 on the ground that the trial court had improperly permitted the prosecution to introduce an irrelevant and prejudicial piece of evidence — a single crime scene photograph. The Supreme Court of California reversed the Court of Appeal ruling and upheld Scheid’s conviction on Jul. 17, 1997, finding that the admission of the evidence was proper. Scheid is scheduled for a parole hearing tomorrow, Nov. 19, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the prison before the Board of Parole Hearings (Panel), California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. This case was originally prosecuted by then Senior Deputy District Attorney Bryan Brown. Continue reading