Posted May 20, 2015, 6:32 p.m.
An 18-year-old Latina has been convicted of stabbing her grandparents to death in their Rosemead home in 2010, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
A jury deliberated just over a day before finding Sophia Cristo guilty March 30 of the first-degree murders of her grandfather, Jack Bezner, 71, and grandmother, Susan Bezner, 64.
The jury also found true the special circumstances charges of lying in wait and multiple murders, as well as a special allegation that Cristo, then 14, personally used a knife to stab her grandmother on Aug. 9, 2010.
The defendant is facing life without possibility of parole when she is sentenced June 2 in Department 120. Cristo is not eligible for the death penalty because of her age at the time of the killings, prosecutors said.
Cristo’s then boyfriend, Rodolfo Lopez, a 25-year-old Latino, is awaiting trial on the ...
Continue reading »