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March 8, 2017: Pimp Sentenced to LWOP For 2014 Murders

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The leader of a robbery-prostitution ring was sentenced today to life in prison for the slayings of two men and the attempted murder of another during a 2014 crime spree, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Michael Mosby, 25, was sentenced to two consecutive terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert Perry. Co-defendant Mariah Jiles, 25, was sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy District Attorney Victor Avila of the Major Crimes Division prosecuted the case.

Mosby worked as a pimp and recruited Jiles and Marina Judkins as prostitutes. On April 1, 2014, Mosby and Jiles lured a man and shot him while Jiles’ 2-year-old daughter was inside her vehicle.

Nearly three weeks later, 36-year-old Pedro Rodriguez was shot and killed by Mosby after the victim picked up Judkins in South Los Angeles.

On April 23, 2014, William Quezada, 29, picked up Judkins in the same area and was fatally shot by Mosby. In all three incidents, robbery was the motive.

In January, a jury found Mosby guilty of two counts each of first-degree murder and second-degree robbery and one count each of attempted murder, shooting at an occupied motor vehicle, child abuse and pimping. Jurors also found true the special circumstance allegations of multiple murders and murder during the commission or attempted commission of a robbery.

The panel found Jiles guilty of one count each of attempted murder, shooting at an occupied motor vehicle and child abuse.

Judkins, 19, pleaded guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter and two counts of second-degree robbery. She is expected to be sentenced to 11 years in prison on Sept. 13.

Case BA421431 was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.