A 19-year-old man pleaded no contest Tuesday to a first-degree murder charge in the October 2014 shooting death of a transgender woman in East Hollywood.
Eric Carreon Carrillo — who was 17 at the time of the crime — also admitted gang and gun allegations and is facing a 50-year-to-life prison term, according to Greg Risling of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Sentencing is set for July 13.
The alleged triggerman, Ulises Carcamo, is awaiting a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require him to stand trial in the Oct. 2, 2014, killing of Aniya Knee Parker.
Carcamo, 24, is charged with one count each of murder and second-degree burglary of a vehicle and two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.
The criminal complaint alleges that he personally and intentionally discharged a firearm during the shooting, which occurred after an argument about 3 a.m. that day in the area of Melrose and Kenmore avenues.
— Wire reports
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