April 23, 2024
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A person who set hearth to the physique of a 15-year-old woman whose stays had been found within the Morena neighborhood was sentenced Monday to 25 years and 4 months in state jail.

Bud Shelton, 34, pleaded responsible to counts of arson, illegal sexual activity with a minor, and mutilating human stays stemming from the dying of Janaeshia Dubose.

Shelton was not charged with homicide or different homicide-related counts reminiscent of manslaughter in connection together with her dying. Prosecutors allege the teenager died of a drug overdose and that Shelton then deliberately set the blaze.

Firefighters found the sufferer’s physique after extinguishing an Aug. 18, 2022, hearth north of Friars Highway and west of Napa Road.

The woman went lacking about two weeks earlier than her physique was found and he or she was not positively recognized till December of 2022.

A decide dominated Monday at his sentencing listening to that Shelton wouldn’t should register as a intercourse offender. San Diego Superior Courtroom Choose Rachel Cano mentioned that among the many elements she thought of was Shelton’s perception that the sufferer was 18, his lack of prior legal historical past involving intercourse offenses and that he didn’t rating excessive on a check measuring the chance of recidivism for individuals who have dedicated intercourse crimes.