ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released a statement following today’s Board of Supervisors meeting where the Board moved to allow victims to have their day in court in response to a request by District Attorney Todd Spitzer. The Board’s action directs County Counsel to request to the Court a public open hearing be held in the conservatorship proceedings for defendant Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez to the public and victims in the March 31, 2021 mass shooting in the City of Orange.
“Holding the conservatorship proceedings publicly allows families who have suffered to obtain much-needed closure and the closest they will see to their day in court,” said Supervisor Katrina Foley. “This is the worst mass shooting in recent history to take place in Orange County, and the public needs access to justice. I am dedicated to ensuring that all who commit heinous acts are held accountable and the rights of victims are at the forefront of our criminal justice system.”
This is the latest in the series of legal proceedings regarding the mass shooting that took place where four people including a child were shot and killed. In December 2021, Gonzalez was deemed incompetent to stand trial due to a bullet to his head.
Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2021 to represent Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Stanton, the unincorporated area of Rossmoor, and portions of Buena Park and Fountain Valley. Following redistricting, the Board appointed her to additionally serve as caretaker for the future District 2, which includes the communities of Santa Ana and portions of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange, Tustin, and unincorporated North Tustin.
Supervisor Foley serves on the Airport Ad Hoc Committee & Fly Friendly working group, the Sober Living Home Ad Hoc Committee, and boards of the Orange County Transportation Authority, CalOptima, Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, Law Library, Newport Bay & South Orange County Watershed Management Area Executive Committees & the Santa Ana River Flood Control Protection.