A Northern California jury on Monday convicted a woman of first-degree murder in the gruesome death of her former friend, San Francisco Bay area nursing student Michelle Le, prosecutors said.
An Alameda County jury returned the verdict against Giselle Esteban, 28, who attended high school with Le in San Diego. Read More
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 Hayward in May. Her body was found in a remote area between Pleasanton and Sunol on Sept. 17. Read More
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 Review that her client recently delivered a baby, but says the hearing delay was to allow more time for discovery in the case. Read More
Giselle Esteban, the woman accused of murdering nursing student Michelle Le, cannot fire her court-appointed lawyer, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Le, a 26-year-old San Mateo woman who was attending Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, disappeared from Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Hayward in May. Her body was found in unincorporated part of Alameda County between Pleasanton and Sunol on Sept. 17. Read More
Medical concerns related to her pregnancy prevented Giselle Esteban from coming to court today on a charge that she murdered nursing student Michelle Le. Alameda County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson said Esteban, a 27-year-old Union City woman, didn’t have to be hospitalized and isn’t having a medical emergency but a doctor decided she wasn’t well enough to be bused from the county jail in Dublin to the Hayward courthouse. Read More
A vigil will be held for slain nursing student Michelle Le at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland on Tuesday night.The vigil will mark the four-month anniversary of her disappearance from Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Hayward, Samuel Merritt spokeswoman Elizabeth Valente said. Read More
Family members of Michelle Le say they are planning a memorial service for her now that the missing nursing student’s body has been found and identified. Read More
The Alameda County coroner's bureau confirmed Monday evening that the body found in Niles Canyon Saturday morning is missing nursing student Michelle Le.
Hayward police said that although the body has been identified, forensic pathology examinations are ongoing to determine the exact manner and cause of death. Read More
Murder suspect Giselle Esteban appeared in Alameda County Superior Court today on the charge that she killed nursing student Michelle Le, but her plea entry was postponed because she hasn’t yet finalized her legal representation.Le, 26, disappeared on May 27 from the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Hayward.Two weeks ago, Esteban, a 27-year-old Union City woman, was charged with the murdering Le even though Le’s body hadn’t been found. Read More
Giselle Esteban was charged with murder Thursday for the death of her former high school classmate Michelle Le, the 26-year-old nursing student who went missing in May.
Esteban, 27, who was taken into custody Wednesday morning as she was leaving her Union City home, is scheduled to be arraigned in Alameda County Superior Court in Hayward at 2 p.m. Thursday. Read More