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November 3, 2015: Boyfriend Convicted in Domestic Violence Murder of Girlfriend

Jane Robison, Assistant Media Chief
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A 43-year-old Los Angeles man has been convicted of forcing his girlfriend into his SUV and driving into oncoming traffic, killing her, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

A jury deliberated a day before finding Jeffrey Minifie guilty of the second-degree murder of his girlfriend, Lilian Janeth P., said Deputy District Attorney Scott McPheron with the Family Violence Division. Minifie also was convicted of kidnapping and evading an officer causing great bodily injury.

Minifie is facing more than 30 years to life in state prison when he returns to Department 111 on Jan. 13, 2016, for sentencing in case BA394178.

Shortly after 8 a.m. on Feb. 16, 2012, Minifie forced his girlfriend into his GMC Yukon and drove away. When he saw LAPD patrol cars responding to another call, he made a U-turn and veered into oncoming traffic as police gave chase. His SUV collided head-on with another vehicle in the 2400 block of West Sixth Street, killing 36-year-old Lilian P. The victim left behind three young children.

The Los Angeles Police Department investigated the case.