Posted Oct. 3, 2014, 10:50 a.m.
A 27-year-old mentally ill man on trial in the fatal stabbing of a woman near the Hollywood Walk of Fame pleaded no contest Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
On June 18, 2013, Dustin James Kinnear was accused of stabbing Christine Calderon, 23, after demanding money from the woman. The incident prompted increased patrols around the tourist destination.
According to court testimony, Calderon and her friend, Robert Harden, were walking down Hollywood Boulevard when the pair snapped a photo of a sign they found funny with their cellphones.The sign was held by Brian Joseph Widdows, 35, who demanded money from the two. Kinnear also wanted money, and an altercation happened during which another man, Jason Joel Wolstone, 34, put Calderon in a headlock.
During the fight, Kinnear got on top of Calderon and, at some point, stabbed her. As Calderon and ...
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