Pair sentenced in videotaped theft of girl’s gold chain

first_imgLOS ANGELES (AP) — A man and woman pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges in the videotaped robbery of a 5-year-old girl whose gold chain was ripped from her neck. The girl was sitting outside a Huntington Park meat market on Jan. 26 when a car pulled up, a man got out the passenger side, grabbed the chain, then got back into the car and left. Julio Cesar Beltran, 18, and Patricia Serrano, 31, each pleaded no contest to one count of second-degree robbery, Deputy District Attorney June Chung said. Superior Court Judge Joseph Brandolino sentenced both to two years in state prison. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Prosecutors said it was Beltran who jumped out of a car driven by Serrano and grabbed at two chains the girl wore around her neck. One was ripped off, leaving an eight-inch laceration on the back of her neck. Sheriff’s deputies recognized the man in the videotape and alerted Huntington Park detectives, the district attorney’s office said. At the time of the robbery, Serrano was out on bail in a case in which she is charged with one count of marijuana possession for sale. That case is pending.last_img read more

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