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April 26, 2019: Redondo Beach Man Sentenced for Domestic Violence Murder

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A 25-year-old man was sentenced today to 35 years to life in state prison for killing the mother of their 8-month-old baby at a Redondo Beach home in 2015, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Jessica Tillson said Roy Peña Rodriguez Jr. of Redondo Beach entered a no contest plea on Nov. 13, 2018, to one count of first-degree murder in case YA092863.

Rodriguez also admitted allegations of acting willfully, deliberately and with premeditation as well as using a gun in the killing.

On Aug. 12, 2015, the defendant shot Paige Chiarello, 21, in the head during a domestic dispute at her grandfather’s home, the prosecutor said. When the grandfather attempted to help his granddaughter and great-grandson, Rodriguez threatened him, the prosecutor added.

The grandfather managed to call 911 and the defendant was arrested following a short standoff with police, the prosecutor said. The victim died at a hospital the next day.

The case was investigated by the Redondo Beach Police Department.