SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was sentenced today to 15 years to life in state prison for murdering a victim and dumping the body behind an Anaheim restaurant. Randy Lee Parkerson, 40, Anaheim, was found guilty by a jury May 17, 2016, of one felony count of second degree murder.
On June 10, 2014, Parkerson met with 28-year-old Cesar Reyes and murdered the victim by choking her. Parkerson then placed the victim's body in the trunk of his car for two days and dumped the body behind a fast food restaurant in Anaheim.
The Anaheim Police Department investigated this case and arrested the defendant on Oct. 7, 2014.
At the sentencing today, a friend of the victim delivered an impact statement to the court pursuant to Marsy's Law and described the emotional impact Reyes' death has had and how her death took a light from the LGBT community.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Stephen McGreevy of the Homicide Unit prosecuted this case.
Orange County District Attorney / Case # 14NF4270 / June 24, 2016