HOLLYWOOD—The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday, September 6 that an Anaheim man was sentenced to four year in county jail for murdering a man outside of a Hollywood nightclub, after an altercation.
Dietrich Canterberry, 36, was convicted of one felony count of involuntary manslaughter on June 26 after deliberating for three days.
According to the LADA’s Office, at about 2:30 a.m., on October 30, 2016, an altercation transpired outside of a nightclub near Hollywood and Cahuenga Boulevards. Canterberry punched 28-year-old Devion Jelkes, causing him to fall and hit his head on the ground, according to court testimony. Jelkers was transported to a local hospital where he later died.
A second defendant in the case, Cordell Shields, 37, was charged with one count of murder in Jelkes’ death and two counts of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury for alleged attacks on two other people during the confrontation. He was scheduled for a pretrial hearing on Monday, September 10 in Department 119 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.
Deputy District Attorney Seth Carmack is prosecuting case BA451429. The Los Angeles Police Department investigated the case.