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August 3, 2021: Man Sentenced for 2016 Attempted Murder, Kidnapping

Tatevik Tigranyan, Public Information Assistant
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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a man was sentenced today to 22 years in state prison for kidnapping and trying to kill a woman five years ago.

Jose Caro (dob 8/30/88) pleaded no contest on July 30 to one felony count each of attempted murder, kidnapping, assault with intent to commit a felony, criminal threats and stalking, and to two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

On Sept. 28, 2016, Caro entered a store in Exposition Park, dragging the 28-year-old female clerk out by her hair and forcing her into his vehicle. He threatened to kill her several times and held a knife to her throat and tried to swing a hammer at her. Caro then drove her to a cemetery in North Hollywood before she managed to escape.

He was arrested later after a brief pursuit.

Case BA450645 was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.