A story for every victim
expand map

Follow the story:

Hollywood man sentenced in killing of father

A Hollywood man was sentenced Feb. 10, 2012, to state prison for the 2010 killing of his father, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Jonathan Martinez Pedraza, 26, was sentenced to 30 years to life for the beating death of Miguel Pedraza at an Irwindale storage facility.

On Feb. 3, 2012, after about two hours of deliberations, a jury convicted Pedraza of one count each of first-degree murder and felony vandalism, and two misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run driving.

Pedraza, a 62-year-old Latino, was found bludgeoned to death Sept. 3, 2010, in the 4300 block of Irwindale Avenue in Irwindale, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

According to the prosecutor, Pedraza delivered at least five blows to his father’s head, causing multiple lacerations and a fractured skull.

Pedraza, who fled the scene, was later arrested by Baldwin Park police after being involved in a traffic accident.

-- Maloy Moore

Post a comment
Before you post, here are some answers to frequently asked questions: Remember, all posts are approved by a Times staffer. Profanity and personal attacks will not be approved.

  Required
  Required
Email addresses are not republished or used for marketing purposes.