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June 27, 2019: Lancaster Man Sentenced for Murder of Appliance Repair Woman

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
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A 32-year-old man was sentenced today to 55 years to life in state prison for killing a woman sent to his Lancaster home to repair a refrigerator, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Ryan Williams said Williams Franklin Hughes III was found guilty on May 29 of first-degree murder.

Today, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Carlos Chung found that the defendant was sane during the commission of the crime after a sanity court trial.

Victim Lyndi Fisher, 36, was strangled by the defendant after she arrived at his home for the appliance repair on July 14, 2017, the prosecutor said. A month prior, Fisher had repaired an appliance at Hughes’ home, the prosecutor added.

Case MA071692 was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.