Man sentenced to 75 years to life in 2016 shooting death of pregnant girlfriend
A 42-year-old man who shot and killed his pregnant girlfriend before fleeing to Mexico was sentenced Friday to 75 years to life in state prison, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
Philip Patrick Policarpio pleaded no contest last month to one count of murder and one count of the murder of a fetus, prosecutors said.
He also admitted that he used a gun to kill Lauren Olguin, 32, on April 12, 2016, in East Hollywood, authorities said.
Olguin, who was about 17 weeks pregnant at the time of the shooting, was playing cards at a friend's apartment in East Hollywood when she got into an argument with Policarpio.
Witnesses said Policarpio hit Olguin, then placed a gun to her head and shot her.
The two had been dating about two months, according to witness testimony.
Policarpio fled and was placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List.
Weeks after the shooting, Policarpio was arrested after he became lost and mistakenly drove to the San Ysidro border with a woman he met at a strip club.
At the time of the killing, Policarpio was on parole stemming from a 2001 assault conviction, the FBI said.
In that case, authorities said Policarpio fired several rounds at an occupied vehicle in in June 2000, seriously injuring a man and a woman. He fled to the Philippines later that year, but was deported back to the U.S. after he was arrested there.
Policarpio served 14 years in prison in the assault case and was released in May 2015.