Thursday, August 18, 2005

Mighty Morphin Psycho Killer!


A former "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" actor and his wife were ordered yesterday to stand trial for the cold-blooded murder of a wealthy couple who were bound to an anchor and thrown overboard alive.

TV actor Skylar Deleon, 26, and wife Jennifer Henderson Deleon, 24, will face charges of murder with special circumstances, making them eligible for the death penalty, a judge ruled yesterday.

Authorities say Thomas Hawks, 57, and his 47-year-old wife, Jackie, were killed simply for their 55-foot yacht, Well Deserved.

"It's haunting to think these nice, loving people were trying to hold their breaths as they sank to the bottom of the ocean," said Santa Ana, Calif., prosecutor Matt Murphy.

"This is as cold-blooded as it gets."

Skylar Deleon allegedly hatched the murder plot after spotting the yacht for sale. During a Nov. 15 "test drive" of the boat, he and two accomplices attacked the Hawks with a stun gun.

Handcuffed and gagged with duct tape, the Hawks were promised they would live if they signed a power of attorney.

But once they did, the yacht headed out to sea, Detective Evan Sailor testified yesterday.

As he and his wife were handcuffed to a 66-pound anchor, Thomas Hawk fought back, kicking Skylar Deleon in the groin, Sailor said.

Deleon cursed, smiled and threw the anchor into the ocean, Sailor said. It dragged the couple overboard.

"I know that they put up a fight," said Thomas Hawks' son Ryan.

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