Long Beach, California 2021-02-25 10:55:11 –
A 46-year-old Long Beach man pleaded guilty today for killing his estranged wife in Covina and another woman who was shot dead by Azusa two months ago.
Miguel Angel Prieto, who also tried to kill a woman on Long Beach, was sentenced to Pomona Court on March 3 in connection with one-count and two-count murder attempts, one and two counts, respectively. Will be sentenced. Murder, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
“Given the meaningless and brave crimes committed by Miguel Angel Prieto, he will be sentenced to two life imprisonments,” district attorney George Gascon said in a statement.
Prieto’s estranged wife, Maria Perez, 42, was killed on April 11, 2018 in an apartment in 1300 blocks on West San Bernardino Road in Covina, and another victim, Rocio Sandoval (38). Year old) was shot dead on February 9, 2018. Inside the car at 1500 blocks of Azusa’s West McKinley Avenue.
According to prosecutors, Prieto, who mistaken the man for his divorced wife’s boyfriend, approached, spoke to, and later shot the man sitting in the car with Sandval. According to the coroner’s office, Sandval died two days later due to a gunshot wound in his head.
According to the district prosecutor’s office, Prieto was also involved in the third shooting on April 7, 2018, visiting Perez’s uncle’s restaurant on Long Beach and shooting a woman.
Prieto, who was on probation in a 2015 assault in a deadly weapons case, was arrested by Covina police hours after his ex-wife was killed.
He was found with a revolver in his characteristic black work van in the parking lot of the Deltaco restaurant on Long Beach, and has since remained behind the bar without bail.