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November 30, 2016: Slain Mayor’s Wife Pleads Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter

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

The wife of slain Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo pleaded guilty today to voluntary manslaughter for the death of her husband two years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Lyvette Crespo, 45, entered her plea before Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy. She is expected to be sentenced on Jan. 5 to 90 days in county jail, five years formal probation, 500 hours of community service and an anger management course.

She was charged last year in a Grand Jury indictment with voluntary manslaughter for shooting her 45-year-old husband three times in the chest while they were at home on Sept. 30, 2014.

Deputy District Attorneys Beth Silverman and Tannaz Mokayef with the Major Crimes Division prosecuted the case.

Case BA435205 was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.