Criminal Justice

Sometime Girlfriend Arrested on Suspicion of Murdering Attorney, After Eviction Filing


A woman who reportedly had an on-again, off-again relationship with a California attorney found dead in his home earlier this week has been arrested on suspicion of murdering him.

Mark Hafen, 58, had filed an eviction case against Verginia Turner, 42, early this year when she refused to move out of his Salinas home, reports the Californian.

She was given a five-day notice to vacate in July as a result of the Monterey County Superior Court case, according to the newspaper.

Hafen worked as a family court attorney. An autopsy has not yet been completed, but authorities say he may have died of head trauma.

Related coverage:

ABAJournal.com: “2nd S.C. Lawyer Is Killed in 2 Days; Was His Slaying Also Case-Related?”

ABAJournal.com: “Girlfriend Charged in Lawyer’s Murder Is Now Accused of Defrauding Him, Too”

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