SANTA MONICA—The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that on May 21, David Carrillo, 32, of Los Angeles was found guilty of killing a man outside of a South Los Angeles hamburger join in 2015.
Deputy District Attorney Mike Bauer indicated that Carrillo was convicted of one count of second-degree murder with an allegation that he used a knife to commit the murder in case YA092058.
He is expected to be sentenced on June 26 in Department C of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Torrance Branch. He faces more than 15 years to life in state prison.
During an argument and fight on February 10, 2015, Carrillo fatally stabbed Wesley Morejon, 30, with a folding knife outside of the burger restaurant on the 8900 block of Vermont Avenue. The victim and the defendant knew one another from a substance abuse program they both attended, the prosecutor added.
Carrillo was arrested two weeks later with the help of a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s police dog after he barricaded himself inside a Santa Monica apartment for over five hours, the prosecutor added. The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.