Bakersfield, California 2021-09-14 18:19:00 –
A Khan County jury found a man convicted of a second murder and robbery on Monday, the Khan County District Attorney’s Office said Tuesday.
On December 16, 2020, the Bakersfield Police Department was reportedly stabbed at Motel 6 on Easton Avenue. There, police officers found Corey Wayne Thomas suffering from many puncture wounds, according to a news release from the Kern County District Attorney’s Office. Thomas was taken to Khan Medical, where he died, the news release said.
Investigation revealed that Jose Luis Valdes Espalza was the suspect. The video footage shows Espalza’s attempt to steal property from Thomas’ property. The battle broke out and Espalza stabbed Thomas four times. According to the news release, one wound was fatal.
According to a news release, on March 16, 2021, BPD identified Espalza as entering Valley Plaza’s JC Penny, stealing goods and wielding a knife to a protection agent.
Espalza fled to Wilson Park, where he was arrested on suspicion of murder and robbery.
According to a news release, he will be sentenced to 16 November and will be sentenced to 21 years in life imprisonment.
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