orange county man charged with murdering girlfriend

This week in Orange County, authorities arrested a man who allegedly killed his girlfriend at his home in Laguna Hills, California, then fled to Arizona: O.C. man charged with murdering his college sweetheart.

24-year-old Alexandra Tang was found dead with multiple stab wounds on Saturday morning. Her boyfriend Derek Henry Pinski, was taken into custody nine hours later, 350 miles away, at his father's home in Mesa, Arizona. What the hell happened?

Pinski, also 24, now faces a felony count of murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office.

Prosecutors said Tang met Pinski when they were students at UC Santa Barbara and that she continued to live in Santa Barbara. Tang, authorities said, was in Orange County to visit Pinski at the home he shared with his mother and a renter.

Prosecutors allege that Pinski stabbed Tang inside the home at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, then fled to Arizona. Tang's body was discovered by Pinski's mother, who called authorities. Tang was pronounced dead at the scene.
If convicted, Pinski faces a maximum sentence of 26 years to life state prison. No details on a motive, or the circumstances that led to the killing. More here: Alexandra Joyce Tang, OC Homicide No. 31: Boyfriend Derek Henry Pinski Held.

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