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By Michael Alexander | July 10, 2008
Rachael Mullenix doesn’t remember seeing a butter knife plunged into her mother’s eye, or where she and her then-boyfriend Ian Allen drove to dump the body, or changing out of bloody clothes, she told jurors during cross-examination by the prosecution Thursday. “This is something I don’t want to remember,” Mullenix said of the sight of her mother’s mutilated body. “I don’t want to remember my mother like this. I’m sure I saw it there, but there’s things you just don’t want to remember, and you try hard to forget them.
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LOCAL
By Michael Alexander | February 10, 2007
A Huntington Beach teen whose mother was found dead in Newport Harbor last September was ordered Friday to stand trial on a murder charge. Rachael Mullenix, 17, is being tried as an adult. Mullenix has maintained that she is innocent, saying her boyfriend Ian Allen, 21, killed her mother, Barbara Mullenix, and then forced her to help dispose of the body and escape. The two were apprehended in Louisiana by state troopers four days after the alleged killing. Witnesses called by the prosecution said Rachael Mullenix and her mother clashed over the teen's relationship with Allen.
LOCAL
By Michael Alexander | July 8, 2008
The woman accused of murdering her mother in Huntington Beach and dumping her in Newport Beach waters at age 17 told jurors Tuesday that her only plan for the fatal night was to run away, not kill anyone. “I was going to wait until my mom was asleep,” defendant Rachael Mullenix said. “In the middle of the night, probably 1 or 2. I had a backpack. He was going to pick me up. We were going to go to Florida. We were going to drive all the way there.” Prosecutors say Mullenix, now 19, got boyfriend Ian Allen to help her stab her mother, Barbara Mullenix, to death with multiple knives, following an incident in which Barbara Mullenix grounded her for breaking curfew and forbade the two to date.
NEWS
By Michael Alexander | September 18, 2008
A Huntington Beach man was convicted Thursday of killing his former girlfriend’s mother, in what prosecutors called a conspiracy between young people in love. After deliberations began Monday, jurors came back with a verdict Thursday morning: Ian Westleigh Allen, 23, is guilty of first-degree murder. Allen was accused of conspiring with girlfriend Rachael Mullenix, 19, to kill her mother, Barbara Mullenix, in their Huntington Beach condo. Barbara Mullenix’s body washed up near the Newport Harbor Yacht Club in 2006, with more than 50 stab wounds.
NEWS
By Michael Alexander | September 4, 2008
Murder suspect Ian Allen was slow to anger and never violent, his parents told jurors Thursday. “He is the least aggressive out of my three boys,” father Clyde Allen said on the witness stand. “Out of the three, he would be most easily characterized as gentle, yes. He sometimes reacts with temper, but it takes more to get him angry.” Clyde Allen went on to say he had never seen his son react violently when angry. The trial of Ian Allen, 23, of Huntington Beach continued this week.
LOCAL
August 27, 2008
Opening statements are expected this morning in the murder trial of Ian Allen, 23, of Huntington Beach, accused of the fatal stabbing of Barbara Mullenix, his former girlfriend’s mother. That former girlfriend, Rachael Mullenix, 19, was convicted for her part in the same murder in July and faces 25 years to life in prison. Allen is charged with murder and a sentencing enhancement for personal use of a deadly weapon, and faces a maximum sentence of 26 years to life. Barbara Mullenix’s repeatedly stabbed body washed ashore near the Newport Harbor Yacht Club on Sept.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | October 10, 2008
A Huntington Beach woman who, with help from her boyfriend, killed her mother two years ago and dumped the body into Newport Harbor before running away with him, insisted she was innocent Friday as a judge sentenced her to a maximum of 25 years to life in prison. Rachael Mullenix, 19, was convicted in July of taking part in her mother’s slaying. Her mother, Barbara Mullenix, was found wrapped in a bloody blanket with a butter knife stuck in her eye and floating in Newport Harbor Sept.
NEWS
October 10, 2008
A 19-year-old Huntington Beach woman who, with her boyfriend’s help, stabbed her mother to death and then dumped the body in Newport Harbor two years ago was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison Friday. Rachael Scarlett Mullenix was convicted July 17 of one felony count of murder in connection with the slaying of her mother, Barbara Mullenix, Sept. 13, 2006. Rachael Mullenix’s boyfriend at the time, Ian Westleigh Allen, 23, Huntington Beach, was also convicted of a single felony count of murder Sept.
LOCAL
By Joseph Serna and Michael Alexander | July 9, 2008
Rachael Mullenix watched her boyfriend kill her mother, then helped him clean up the crime scene because she was in shock and afraid of what he might do to her, she testified during her murder trial Wednesday. But the prosecution hammered away at her assertions she meant no harm and that then-boyfriend Ian Allen was the one in control. In her cross-examination of Mullenix, prosecutor Sonia Balleste repeatedly asked the defendant whether she manipulated people — which Mullenix, 19, denied — then asked her to confirm various actions in her past.
LOCAL
By Michael Miller and Purnima Mudnal | September 16, 2006
Louisiana state troopers on Friday arrested a 17-year-old girl and her 21-year-old boyfriend on suspicion of killing a Huntington Beach woman whose body was found floating in Newport Harbor on Wednesday. According to Huntington Beach Police Capt. Dan Johnson, Louisiana troopers arrested the pair Friday afternoon while they were en route to Tampa Bay, Fla., in a black pick-up. Johnson identified the man as Ian Allen, 21, of Huntington Beach but declined to give the girl's name because she is a minor.
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