David Carrillo, who was arrested in 2015 after a standoff with police, has been sentenced to 16 years to life in state prison for the murder of Wesley Morejon.

Carrillo’s arrest came after a five-hour standoff with police during which Carrillo barricaded himself in an Ocean Park Blvd. apartment. Officers eventually drove him out with the use of tear gas and a police dog was deployed when Carrillo tried to reenter the smoke-filled unit.

According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Carrillo stabbed Morejon outside a fast food restaurant on Vermont Ave. after a fight. The two knew each other from a substance abuse program

Carrillo was arrested nearly two weeks after the killing and the case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall has a Masters Degree in International Journalism from City University in London and has been Editor-in-Chief of SMDP since 2014. Prior to working at SMDP he managed a chain of weekly papers...

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