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Transient gets 2 years in prison for role in Walk of Fame stabbing

A homeless man was sentenced last week to two years in state prison for his role in the fatal stabbing of a woman near the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Jason Joel Wolstone, a 34-year-old white man, pleaded no contest April 23 to one count of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Christina Calderon and a friend were walking down the street June 18 when an amusing sign caught her eye. Calderon then pulled out her cellphone to snap a picture of men displaying signs asking for money with four-letter insults and a smiley face.

One of the men demanded that she pay $1 for the photos. Calderon declined to give the money to the three men -- identified as Wolstone, Dustin James Kinnear and Brian Joseph Widdows -- and was pushed and put into a headlock by Wolstone, according to prosecutors.

Calderon died after she was stabbed by Kinnear, a 27-year-old white man who has pleaded not guilty to one count of murder with the personal use of a knife. Widdows, a 34-year-old white man, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of accessory after the fact.

Widdows and Kinnear are due back in court June 4.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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