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September 11, 2017: Man Sentenced for Domestic Violence Killing of Ex-Girlfriend

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A 48-year-old felon was sentenced today to 113 years to life in state prison for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend in the head at a Pacoima residence, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Ani Bailey said Michael Jerome Parks was found guilty by a jury of one count of first-degree murder on June 20.

The jury in case PA087400 also found true allegations that Parks used a handgun and knife as deadly weapons in the murder. Additionally, Parks was found to have been convicted of several felonies dating back to 1985, including robbery, possession of cocaine base for sale and assault with a firearm.

On Sept. 7, 2016, Parks strangled, stabbed and then fatally shot G’Teasha F., 33, after convincing her to meet him at his uncle’s Pacoima home, the prosecutor said. The defendant then fled and was arrested the next day in Las Vegas.

According to evidence presented at the trial, the couple had recently broken up when the murder occurred.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau.