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October 2, 2014

Homeless Man Pleads No Contest in Fatal Attack of Woman in Hollywood

Filed under: California Defense Attorney — fayarfa @ 12:01 am

A transient has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter for the fatal stabbing of a woman outside the Hollywood & Highland Center in June 2013, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Dustin James Kinnear, 27, entered the plea yesterday following a four-day trial in case BA412660.

Deputy District Attorney Ian Phan said Kinnear fatally stabbed Christina Calderon, 23, in Hollywood on June 18, 2013. Kinnear demanded money from Calderon and a friend after the pair had just taken photos of transients.

Two others were convicted in this case. Jason Joel Wolstone, 34, pleaded no contest to one count of assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury. He was sentenced in April to two years in state prison.

Brian Joseph Widdows, 35, pleaded no contest to being an accessory after the fact and also received a two-year prison term.

Sentencing is set for Oct. 10 when Kinnear is expected to receive 12 years in state prison.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Los Angeles County District Attorney / case BA412660 / October 01, 2014

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