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Murder suspect's arraignment delayed A Long Beach...

August 26, 2005|By:

Murder suspect's arraignment delayed

A Long Beach man's arraignment on a murder charge has been

postponed until Sept. 2.

Skylar Deleon, 26, who will stand trial with his wife and another

man on charges that they murdered a Newport Beach couple, will be

arraigned Sept. 2 on a charge of killing an Anaheim man.

John Jarvi, 45, was found in December 2003 near a highway in

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Mexico. His throat was slashed.

Deleon's wife, Jennifer Henderson-Deleon, 24, and his cousin,

Michael Lewis Jr., 24, of Arizona are also charged in connection with

Jarvi's murder.

Henderson-Deleon pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that she was

an accessory to the murder.

The Deleons are already in custody awaiting trial for the alleged

murders of Tom and Jackie Hawks, a retired couple who police believe

were killed in November.

Police arrest former temple music teacher

A Newport Beach man was arrested Wednesday on charges of child

annoyance after he allegedly engaged in "intimate physical contact"

with a 15-year-old girl, said Jim Amormino of the Orange County

Sheriff's Department.

Thomas Konnerth MacFarlane, 48, a former music teacher and chorale

instructor at Newport Jewish Temple Bat Yahm, was arrested Wednesday

and posted $10,000 bail, Amormino said.

MacFarlane had inappropriate contact with the child on several

occasions at the temple, in MacFarlane's Newport Beach home and in

Aliso Viejo, Amormino said.

"He had apparently known her for a number of years," he said.

The contact between the man and the 15-year-old allegedly began at

the beginning of the year. According to a spokesperson for Temple Bat

Yahm, MacFarlane is no longer associated with the temple.

"MacFarlane resigned his association with our temple on May 15,

2005," said Bill Shane, Temple Bat Yahm executive director.

MacFarlane is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 22 in Newport Beach.

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