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Horace “Big Mac” McKenna Jr. murder 3/9/1989 Brea, CA *Three people, including his business parter Michael Woods, convicted and sentenced to prison*

Horace Big Mac McKenna
Horace “Big Mac” McKenna Jr.

Find-A-Grave: Horace Joseph “Big Mac” McKenna, Jr
No Suspects in Brea Slaying : McKenna Was Not Shady, Just Flamboyant, Son Says
2 Charged in Murder Like One in Film They Produced
3 Arrested in Killing of Ex-CHP Officer Who Ran Strip Clubs
1989 Strip-Club Killing Trial Opens
Witness Blames Victim’s Threats
Strip-Club Partner Guilty in ’89 Murder
25 to Life for Strip Club Owner Who Ordered Partner’s Death
A Hit Man’s Guilt
Horace McKenna’s home
Carbon Canyon Crime Capsule #1: The Murder of Horace McKenna, Jr. (a lot of interesting comments, including some from John Sheridan)
Sex, Lies and Straight-to-Videotape
Flipping (movie made by David Amos)
The Takeover (another movie made by David Amos)

Movies/Documentaries
City Confidential: Los Angeles, CA: Silenced Partner
Tabloid: Lights, Camera, Murder!

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Defendants
Michael Woods – convicted, sentenced to 25 years to life in prison
John Patrick Sheridan – pled guilty, sentenced to 20 years in prison [released]
David Paul Amos – pled guilty, sentenced to 20 years in prison [released]

INMATE INFORMATION

Name: WOODS, MICHAEL
CDCR#: T47887
Age: 71
Admission Date: 03/13/2002
Current Location: Chino State Prison
14901 Central Avenue
Chino, CA 91710
(909) 597-1821

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One Response

  1. This all went down 27 years ago tonight.

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