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October 10, 2014: Homeless Man Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison For Fatal Attack of Woman in Hollywood

Greg Risling, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A homeless man was sentenced today to 12 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of a woman outside the Hollywood & Highland Center last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. 

Dustin James Kinnear, 27, was sentenced by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert Perry, who also ordered the defendant to pay more than $6,500 in restitution. 

Last week, Kinnear pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter after a four-day trial in case BA412660. 

Kinnear fatally stabbed Christina Calderon, 23, in Hollywood on June 18, 2013. Kinnear demanded money from Calderon and a friend after the pair had just taken photos of transients. 

Two others were convicted in this case. Jason Joel Wolstone, 34, pleaded no contest to one count of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury. He was sentenced in April to two years in state prison. 

Brian Joseph Widdows, 35, pleaded no contest to being an accessory after the fact and also received a two-year prison term.  

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.