Published: Oct 14, 2011 8:00 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Southern California prosecutors have charged a 41-year-old man with eight counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in the Seal Beach hair salon massacre and will seek the death penalty.
    
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas announced the charges against Scott Dekraii on Friday at a press conference in Santa Ana.
    
Dekraii is accused of opening fire Wednesday inside a hair salon where his ex-wife worked. They were involved in a bitter legal battle over custody of their young son.
    
The district attorney says Dekraai spent two minutes methodically shooting victims in the head and chest, and stopped to reload at one point.
    
Dekraii, who was armed with three guns, was arrested a short distance from the salon.

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