Newport Beach Double Murder May Have Been About More Than Burglary


New information has come out about Jamon Rayon Buggs, an ex-con arrested for a double murder in Newport Beach. Irvine officers first arrested Buggs after an alleged 48-hour attempted burglary spree that happened the same weekend two people were found dead in a Newport Beach Condo.

Court records show that the man has had various run-ins with the law, including an assault against a cop in 1995 and old domestic violence charges. He currently has a domestic violence restraining order from earlier this year. Buggs runs a personal training company and has several fitness training videos on social media.

Sources say that the two people found, Darren Partch, 38, and Wendi Miller, 48, were shot to death on Easter Sunday at Partch's home in the 2100 Block of East 15th Street.

The woman who was killed, Wendi Miller, 48, did non-profit work with domestic violence, but cops say that despite the coincidence, there's no evidence that Buggs knew the woman. Law enforcement sources say that the issue may have just been between the two men and burglary spree might have just been about finding a place to hide.

Miller's family released the following statement Thursday: "Wendy's dedication to justice for children is what she left us. We are now challenged to pick up where she was so senselessly cut down. We commit to continuing her fight. To honor her and to join us, please help keep her nonprofit -- Wings for Justice -- alive. Volunteer or donate at wingsforjustice.com"

Buggs is expected to be charged with two counts of murder and several other charges, according to prosecutors.


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