Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

A registered sex offender was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison Monday for the stabbing death of a 21-year-old Texas man in a South Los Angeles motel room.

Oscar Raymond Bridges, 56, pleaded no contest to first-degree murder in the Jan. 23, 2014, killing of 21-year-old Robert Brewer and was immediately sentenced by Los Angeles County Superior Court Commissioner Barbara McDaniel.

Bridges, who has a previous felony conviction for committing a lewd act on a child, used a kitchen knife to kill Brewer, who was stabbed 17 times, according to authorities.

Bridges was known for befriending younger men and robbing them, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Bridges was the target of a manhunt by dozens of deputies and canine patrols that fanned out across Runyon Canyon and Griffith Park on Feb. 4, 2014. He was arrested six days later in San Francisco, when police followed up on a tip that he had fled to the Bay Area.

— Wire reports 

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