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September 29, 2014

Serial Killer Sentenced to Three Consecutive Life Terms

Filed under: California Defense Attorney — fayarfa @ 12:03 am

A 74-year-old defendant convicted of murdering three women in the late 1980s was sentenced today to three consecutive life without the possibility of parole prison terms, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Samuel Little, 74, was sentenced to the maximum by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge George Lomeli immediately after several family members of the victims addressed the court.

Deputy District Attorney Beth Silverman with the Major Crimes Division prosecuted the case.

A jury on Sept. 2 found Little guilty of the first-degree murders of Carol Alford, 41, on or about July 13, 1987; Audrey Nelson, 35, on or about Aug. 14, 1989; and Guadalupe Apodaca, 46, on or about Sept. 3, 1989. The jury also found true the special circumstance of multiple murders.

“During the trial, I was there for the coroner’s presentation about my sister and those images will be etched in my mind forever,” Sherri Nelson said of her sister, Audrey Nelson. “I loved my sister dearly, and she did not deserve to have her life taken like this.”

The Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division, which investigated the case, was notified in April 2012 that a DNA match was obtained identifying Little as the suspect in Nelson’s murder. DNA matches also came back on the other two victims tying Little to their murders. All three victims were strangled to death.

Los Angeles County District Attorney  / September 25, 2014

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