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Son of 'Real Housewives' star set to go on trial for attempted murder

Hannah Fry, Los Angeles Times on

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LOS ANGELES -- The attempted-murder trial for Joshua Waring, son of former "Real Housewives of Orange County" star Lauri Peterson, is expected to begin Monday with jury selection.

Waring, 29, is facing three counts of attempted murder and other felony and misdemeanor charges in connection with a shooting at a former sober-living home in Costa Mesa in June 2016, according to Orange County Superior Court records.

Waring could face multiple life sentences if convicted.

His mother was a cast member on Bravo's Orange County-based reality TV series from its debut in 2006 until 2008.

A man identified only as Daniel L. was seriously injured in the shooting in the 2900 block of Babb Street.

Witnesses told police that Waring had left the house, described as a "drug crash pad," after a confrontation with a resident but returned around 2:30 a.m. June 20 in a BMW X3 belonging to his girlfriend, authorities said. Shots were fired at three people outside, authorities said.

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Waring was arrested about eight hours later after a police pursuit through Santa Ana.

Superior Court Judge Jonathan Fish heard arguments this week from Waring's attorney, Joel Garson, and Senior Deputy Dist. Atty. Cynthia Nichols about what evidence should be presented to jurors and what should be excluded.

Garson wrote in court papers that Daniel L. told authorities that the shots were fired from a blue or purple Acura, not the white BMW that authorities say Waring was driving.

Less than a half-hour after the shooting, Garson wrote, an officer saw a blue Acura matching the description parked at the Star Inn on Newport Boulevard.

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