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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 | 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.
LOCAL
By Michael Alexander | July 7, 2008
The murder and conspiracy trial of Rachael Mullenix nearly flew off the rails Monday afternoon, before the judge rejected a request for a mistrial by the defense and allowed the case to continue. It all began as prosecutor Sonia Balleste cross-examined defense witness Veronica Thomas, a psychologist hired to evaluate Mullenix. In the PowerPoint presentation she used to illustrate her questions about the defendant’s psychology, Balleste included an image of a poem written by Mullenix, titled “Female Player.
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 Kelly Strodl | October 3, 2006
A Huntington Beach teenager and her boyfriend were charged Monday with the murder of the girl's mother, whose body was found Sept. 13 in Newport Harbor. Rachel Mullenix, 17, and Ian Allen, 21, did not enter a plea Monday when they appeared for arraignment in Orange County Superior Court in Westminster. Mullenix is being charged as an adult. The body of 56-year-old Barbara Mullenix of Huntington Beach was found wrapped in a blanket, floating in the water between a dock and a boat near the Newport Harbor Yacht Club.
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