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Pair Sentenced For Slayings in Prostitution Ring Murder-Robbery Spree

Posted by Fay Arfa | Jul 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two women were each sentenced today to more than 10 years in state prison for their roles in a 2014 crime spree that included the murder of two men, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

Tenise Dominique Taylor (dob 11/11/92) was sentenced to 13 years in state prison, while Marina Judkins (dob 10/27/97) received an 11-year term.

In January 2017, Taylor pleaded guilty to one count each of voluntary manslaughter and second-degree robbery. In September 2016, Judkins, who was 16 years old when the crimes occurred, pleaded guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter and two counts of second-degree robbery.

Deputy District Attorney Victor Avila of the Major Crimes Division prosecuted the case.

The pair, along with co-defendant Mariah Jiles (dob 12/11/91), were recruited as prostitutes by pimp Michael Mosby (dob 3/23/91).

On April 1, 2014, Mosby and Jiles lured a man and shot him while Jiles' 2-year-old daughter was inside her vehicle.

Nearly three weeks later, 36-year-old Pedro Rodriguez was shot and killed by Mosby after the victim picked up Judkins in South Los Angeles.

On April 23, 2014, William Quezada, 29, picked up Judkins in the same area and was fatally shot by Mosby. In all three incidents, robbery was the motive, according to the prosecutor.

In January 2017, a jury found Mosby guilty of two counts each of first-degree murder and second-degree robbery and one count each of attempted murder, shooting at an occupied motor vehicle, child

abuse and pimping. Jurors also found true the special circumstance allegations of multiple murders and murder during the commission or attempted commission of a robbery.

The panel found Jiles guilty of one count each of attempted murder, shooting at an occupied motor vehicle and child abuse.

Mosby was sentenced to two consecutive terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole. Jiles was sentenced to life in prison.

Case BA424131 was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Los Angeles District Attorney / Case BA424131 / July 12, 2018

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