MAN CONVICTED OF STABBING-MURDER OF VICTIM HE MET ON CRAIGSLIST

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was convicted today of stabbing and murdering a man he met on Craigslist.

Defendant Charges Maximum Sentence Court Date
Adam Anthony Ingala-Whiting, 24, Oceanside Found guilty by a jury today of:

  • One felony count of second degree murder

Sentencing Enhancement

  • Personal use of a knife
16 years to life in state prison Sentencing

May 18, 2018, 9:00 a.m.

Department C-41, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana

Circumstances of the Case:

  • On April 28, 2014, Ingala-Whiting responded to a Craigslist advertisement posted by the victim soliciting a sexual encounter.Later that same evening, the defendant met 47-year-old Francesco Bonomolo at his home in Mission Viejo.
  • Sometime between April 28, 2014, and May 4, 2014, Ingala-Whiting murdered Bonomolo by stabbing him multiple times while in the victim’s home.
  • On May 4, 2014, an acquaintance went to Bonomolo’s home and discovered the victim’s body.

Prosecutor: Senior Deputy District Attorney Troy Pino, Homicide U

Orange County District Attorney / Case # 14HF1464 / March 21, 2018

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