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Court refuses to review convictions in 2006 murder of plastic surgeon

This week the California Supreme Court refused to hear the case of two men who were convicted of the murders of a prominent plastic surgeon and another man nearly a year later at the doctor’s 200-acre ranch in the Antelope Valley. The state’s highest court denied the defense’s petition seeking its review of the case against Antonio Martinez and Arturo Rosales Verdin, who were found guilty of the July 5, 2006 killing of Dr. Esfandiar “Steve” Kadiv, 64, and the April 28, 2007, killing of Efrain Soto Martinez.