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-- Megan Garvey and Anthony Pesce
February 13, 2007 | 5:30
One homicide victim to report in Orange County last week:
Nicole L. Villarreal, 27
Nicole L. Villarreal, a 27-year-old Latina from Buena Park, died Saturday, Feb. 17, from a gunshot wound to the head, police said. She had been on life support at a hospital since Feb. 8, when she was shot late at night at a friend's house in the 4000 block of Salacia Drive in Lake Forest. Her infant child had been playing nearby. Anton Kareem Naimat, a 20-year-old man whom detectives said she had met three weeks before, was arrested on suspicion of her murder. Naimat's father, Tassawur, 55, was arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting his son's escape from the house.