Steven White confessed“[White] let us know what the circumstances were both prior to and following Cedric Horn’s death, and that he was solely responsible for it,” Salcedo said. “I don’t know that without us going here he would have ever confessed to anyone what he had done, ” Salcedo said, adding that he considers their trip to talk to him “well worth it.” Steven White arrived in California Wednesday, and made his first appearance in a Santa Ana courtroom this afternoon. Because Steven White is already serving 25 years to life in his Florida sentence, he now faces a “special circumstance allegation of committing another murder,” meaning he would face at least life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted of Horn’s murder, according to City News Service. It’s believed that White befriended Horn to try and convince Horn to enter into business dealings with him, and Steven White is accused of gaining access to Horn’s bank accounts and fraudulently transferring funds from Horn’s account into his own, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. White was charged with Horn’s murder shortly after Salcedo and Griffin returned from Florida, but he fought extradition charges, which is why it took almost a year for him to be brought to California. “There certainly is a satisfaction in it,” Salcedo said.
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