Man sentenced to 16 years to life for murder of girlfriend’s mother • Long Beach Post

A Long Beach judge on Tuesday sentenced a man to 16 years to life in prison for stabbing his longtime girlfriend’s mother to death in 2016.


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Prosecutors said Luis Jimenez, 35, stabbed 68-year-old Margarita Valdez Castro 11 times on May 21, 2016 while his unsuspecting girlfriend and their kids waited for him in the car outside.

He left with the family to a school event after and Castro was later found dead in her home.

A jury found Jimenez guilty of second-degree murder with a knife-use allegation in August.

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news reporter for the Long Beach Post. Reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter @ValerieOsier

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