Michelle Le Case: Stories

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Former friend gets 25-to-life in prison for killing Michelle Le

Giselle Esteban, convicted of first-degree murder in the slaying of former friend Michelle Le, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison Monday by an Alameda County Superior Court judge. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jon Rolefson told his packed courtroom that in an interview with a probation officer ...

Esteban found guilty of first degree murder in Michelle Le case

Giselle Esteban was convicted Monday of first-degree murder for the death of nursing student Michelle Le, her former friend and high school classmate, in May 2011. Jurors deliberated for four and a half days before reaching their verdict against Esteban in a case in which prosecutor Butch Ford said she ...

Jury begins deliberating fate of Michelle Le’s slayer

Was the 2011 murder of nursing student Michelle Le a crime of passion or a cold, calculated slaying? That was the question an Alameda County jury wrestled with Monday as it tried to determine the fate of Giselle Esteban. In his closing argument in Esteban's trial last week, Alameda County ...

Prosecutor: Alleged Michelle Le killer ‘a sociopath’

A prosecutor told jurors Thursday that Giselle Esteban is "a sociopath" who should be convicted of first-degree murder because she premeditated the death of nursing student Michelle Le last year. In his closing argument in Esteban's trial, Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Butch Ford said Esteban planned Le's death for ...

Giselle Esteban's computer showed hundreds of searches for 'Michelle Le'

An expert testified Monday that a computer belonging to Giselle Esteban, the Union City woman accused of murdering nursing student Michelle Le last year, showed hundreds of searches for Le's name shortly before she disappeared, as well as searches for ways to harm someone.  Esteban, 28, was suspected of killing ...

Esteban told police she didn't know what happened to Michelle Le

Less than 30 hours after nursing student Michelle Le went missing from a Hayward parking lot last year, murder defendant Giselle Esteban told police she didn't know what happened to Le, according to a taped statement played in court Wednesday. Esteban, a 28-year-old Union City woman who attended high school ...

Ex-boyfriend talks of his ups and downs with Esteban

The defense lawyer for murder defendant Giselle Esteban questioned her ex-boyfriend Tuesday about the ups and downs of their 10-year-long relationship, which includes the birth of a child nearly seven years ago. In her questions of Scott Marasigan, defense attorney Andrea Auer seemed to be trying to support her contention ...

Attorney: Esteban acted in 'heat of passion' when killing Michelle Le

The defense lawyer for Giselle Esteban didn't deny the prosecution's allegation Monday that the Union City woman killed nursing student Michelle Le, who disappeared from Hayward in May 2011 and whose body was found four months later. Defense attorney Andrea Auer admitted that the prosecution has "a mountain of evidence" ...

Trial to start for woman accused of murdering Michelle Le

Giselle Esteban was scheduled to go on trial Monday on a murder charge based on prosecutors' allegation that she killed nursing student Michelle Le because she blamed Le for wrecking her relationship with her daughter's father. Le, a 26-year-old San Mateo woman who was attending Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, ...

Dozens attend vigil to mark one year since disappearance of Michelle Le

Friends, family and community members gathered in Hayward Sunday evening to mark the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Michelle Le, a 26-year-old San Mateo nursing student who was later found murdered. Le disappeared on May 27 from the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Hayward, where she was working. She ...

Michelle Le's brother joins search for LaMar

The family of Sierra LaMar, the teenager missing from her Morgan Hill home for more than a week, is getting some help from two people who know all too well what it's like to have a family member vanish. Michael Le is part of the team. Last year a search ...

Judge sets Giselle Esteban's trial date for murder of Michelle Le

A judge Friday set a Sept. 17 trial date for Giselle Esteban on a charge that she murdered nursing student Michelle Le, coincidentally on the one-year anniversary of the day Le's remains were found in a remote area between Pleasanton and Sunol. Le, a 26-year-old San Mateo woman who was ...

Prosecutors allege that Esteban stalked, killed Michelle Le

Prosecutors believe that Giselle Esteban stalked and murdered nursing student Michelle Le because she blamed Le for wrecking her relationship with her daughter's father, according to a grand jury transcript made public Friday. Le, a 26-year-old San Mateo woman who was attending Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, disappeared from Kaiser ...

Woman indicted on charge of murdering student nurse

In a bid to move her case closer to trial, prosecutors have obtained a grand jury indictment of Giselle Esteban on charges that she murdered nursing student Michelle Le. Le, a 26-year-old San Mateo woman who was attending Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, disappeared from Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in ...

Plea delayed again for slain nursing student case

The woman charged in the slaying of a San Francisco Bay area nursing student had her plea hearing delayed again, as her attorney announced that she recently gave birth. Giselle Esteban had been expected Friday to enter her plea to murder charges. Her attorney, Andrea Auer, told the Hayward Daily ...

Slain nursing student Michelle Le remembered at vigil

Slain nursing student Michelle Le was remembered Tuesday night as an ambitious and organized, yet joyful and thoughtful young woman who wanted to dedicate her life to taking care of others. At a vigil attended by about 150 people at Samuel Merritt University, where she was in an intensive one-year ...

Remains found in canyon confirmed to be Michelle Le

Officials determined that badly decomposed human remains discovered over the weekend in a California canyon were those of Michelle Le, a nursing student who disappeared in May. Police Lt. Roger Keener said Tuesday that Alameda County forensic pathologists will now try to determine the 26-year-old Le's cause of death. "The ...

Family Of Missing Nursing Student Hires Investigator

The family of a Northern California nursing student who disappeared last month has hired a private investigator to help search for her. The family of 26-year-old Michelle Le says investigator Michael Frame will offer anonymity, protection and possibly relocation to anyone with information who has been afraid to come forward ...

Family Of Missing Nursing Student To Distributes Fliers

The family of a nursing student who has been missing since May is hosting a mass flier distribution Sunday afternoon in Hayward. Michelle Le's family, along with Marc Klaas of KlassKids Foundation, plan to begin the distribution at 2 p.m. at 26231 Mission Blvd. "Without any compelling and conclusive evidence ...

Blood Evidence Found In Case Of Missing Nursing Student

New details emerged Thursday about some specific evidence in the case of the missing nursing student, Michelle Le.Her family and friends aren't giving up hope she may be found alive.More than 100 people brought their love and support to Mt. Eden Park in Hayward along with a poster with 26-year-old ...

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