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August 6, 2019: Man Who Barricaded Himself in Santa Monica Apartment in 2015 Sentenced for Murder

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A 28-year-old man was sentenced today to 16 years to life in state prison for killing a man outside of a South Los Angeles hamburger restaurant in 2015, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Mike Bauer said David Carrillo, 33, of Los Angeles was found guilty on May 21, of one count of second-degree murder with an allegation that he used a knife to commit the murder.

During an argument and fight on Feb. 10, 2015, Carrillo fatally stabbed Wesley Morejon, 30, with a folding knife outside of the fast food restaurant on the 8900 block of Vermont Ave, the prosecutor said. According to evidence presented at the trial, the victim and the defendant knew each other from a substance abuse program they both attended.

Carrillo was arrested nearly two weeks later with the help of a Los Angeles County sheriff’s police dog after he barricaded himself inside a Santa Monica apartment for nearly five hours, the prosecutor added.

Case YA092058 was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.