The owner of a Huntington Beach-based financial advisory firm has been ordered to stand trial on one count of murder and other charges.

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Daniel Becerril, who operated AP Financial Group, was arrested in March in connection with the 2008 murder Alexander Merman of Santa Monica, a client of AP Financial.

Santa Monica Police Department investigators allege that Becerril stole $550,000 from Merman and carried out millions of dollars in real-estate and investment frauds through his firm against a number of other victims.