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May 29, 2018: Convicted Murderer Pleads Guilty to Three Murders

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A convicted felon serving a life sentence for a 2007 murder pleaded guilty today to committing three additional murders in 2004, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Gilton Pitre (dob 5/4/72) entered his plea to three counts of first-degree murder and admitted two special circumstance allegations: multiple murders and murder with a prior murder conviction.

Pitre is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 29 when he faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Deputy District Attorney Samuel Hulefeld prosecuted the case.

Pitre murdered Maribel Medina on or about Jan. 31, 2004, and Irma Barboza, 24, on or about Sept. 2, 2004. Barboza was about eight months pregnant when she was killed.

Both women were transients whose bodies were dumped in the downtown Los Angeles area.

Pitre was sentenced to 110 years to life in state prison for the first-degree murder of Alyssa Gomez, a 15-year-old runaway whom he strangled in 2007 in a motel room on Sunset Boulevard.

Case BA432953 was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.