February 22, 2024
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A Chula Vista girl who pleaded responsible to taking pictures one other girl whose physique was found in Bonita was sentenced to 18 years to life in state jail.

Evaline Janet Lemus, 32, pleaded responsible to second-degree homicide for the taking pictures loss of life of 22-year-old La Mesa resident Kimberly Gutierrez, whose physique was discovered close to a cul-de-sac on the finish of Quarry Highway on Oct. 20, 2021.

A deputy on patrol close to Sweetwater Summit Regional Park discovered the physique at round 3 a.m. that day, in accordance with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Division.

Gutierrez had been shot 4 occasions and he or she was certain on the wrists with makeshift handcuffs, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported final yr.

About six months later, Lemus was charged with Gutierrez’s homicide whereas already in custody on a separate case.

Info concerning motive or how Lemus was recognized as a suspect was not instantly obtainable.

Lemus was sentenced Friday to fifteen years to life for homicide, plus three years for allegations of utilizing a firearm within the killing.

Metropolis Information Service contributed to this text.