|SANTA BARBARA MAN SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR KILLING HIS MOTHER IN HER HOME AND DISPOSING OF VICTIM’S BODY IN LA HABRA
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison today for killing his mother in her home and disposing of the victim’s body in La Habra.
Circumstances of the Case:
At the sentencing, the victim’s sister was present in court and delivered a victim impact statement pursuant to Marsy’s Law. She shared how her sister Emma came from humble beginnings as a daughter of Spanish-speaking farm workers; she learned and eventually mastered English, graduating with honors all the way through to a master’s degree. The victim’s sister stated in part, “I can’t imagine the fear and excruciating pain she endured in the final moments of her life… She should be alive today still.”
Prosecutor: Senior Deputy District Attorney Troy Pino, Homicide Unit.
Orange County District Attorney / Case # 14NF5173 / December 22, 2017