This past Monday authorities responded to a 9-11 call at Hoag Health Center in Newport Beach. When they arrived they found 52-year-old Ronald Franklin Gilbert, of Huntington Beach. He was pronounced dead on the scene due to several gunshot wounds. Orange County sheriff’s spokesman Jim Amormino said that an autopsy is expected to be performed on Tuesday.
75 year old Stanwood Elkus was detained and arrested without any incident. Elkus had an appointment to see Dr. Gilbert that day, although he had never seen him before. Elkus was arraigned in court on January 30, 2013, and was appointed a public defender since he could not afford his own attorney. Elkus is being charged with murder.
Dr. Gilbert was a committed member of his community as a professor of urology at UC Irvine’s Medical School and as a physician with Orange Coast Urology in Newport Beach.
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