WEST HOLLYWOOD—The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced on Monday, January 22 that a homeless man, Abdulla Tario Camran, 30, who lived in West Hollywood was sentenced to 15 years to life prison for the murder of woman whose body was found in a trash dumpster. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office determined victim’s death a homicide.

Deputy District Attorney David Berger indicated that Camran pleaded no contest on December 12, 2017, to one count of second-degree murder. The victim, Joie Nicole Kinney, 28, was in a relationship with the defendant, the prosecutor said. Camran killed her during a drunken argument on July 6, 2016. Kinney’s body was found in a dumpster behind Jerry’s Famous Deli located in the 8700 block of Beverly Boulevard, which is close to the Cedars-Sinai Hospital. The suspect was known to frequent homeless encampments in West Hollywood and throughout the city of Los Angeles.

During Camran’s sentencing, Kinney’s family gave victim impact statements. He faced a possible maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison. The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, West Hollywood Station.