One of two Anaheim men accused of kidnapping, raping and killing four women can serve as his own attorney during his upcoming trial, a judge has decided.

Orange County Superior Court Judge Patrick H. Donahue agreed last week to allow Steven Dean Gordon to defend himself against special-circumstances murder and forcible rape charges.

Gordon, 46, along with Franc Cano, 29, is suspected of killing four Orange County women who had ties to prostitution. The Orange County District Attorney’s Office this year announced it is seeking the death penalty for both men (...)