Transient man pleads no contest in killing of AAA driver in Pico Rivera
A man pleaded no contest Dec. 6 in the fatal stabbing a AAA driver who was helping a customer, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Tobias Ruben Cabrera pleaded no contest to second-degree murder in the killing of Raymond Anthony Zabala, 35.
Prosecutors said that on June 2, 2015, Zabala drove to Pico Rivera to jump start a customer’s car. Cabrera, a transient and the estranged son of the AAA customer, walked up to Zabala and asked what was going on before stabbing him with a knife, prosecutors added.
Zabala went to a neighboring home to call for help, but he died at the scene, according to prosecutors.
After the attack, Cabrera got on a bike and fled. On June 5, Cabrera was found by L.A. County sheriff’s deputies.
Cabrera is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 31; he faces at least 20 years in prison.