LOS ANGELES-A Superior Court Judge sentenced a 58-year-old man to life in prison on April 14 for killing a transient.
Domingo Linares Rodas was given two consecutive life sentences for the murder of a homeless man named Keith Fallin, an incident that occurred on August 6, 2009, according to a news release from the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office. The life sentence included no possibility of parole.
Rodas was accused of stabbing Fallin through the chest once as the man was asleep in front of the Music Box Theater, now the Fonda Theater, around 2:00 p.m. that day. Fallin was taken to Cedars-Sinai where he died from his injuries an hour later, according to the District Attorney’s Office. Three hours later, a man named Robert Vaughn was attacked and stabbed by Rodas as he walked along Argyle Avenue by Yucca Street. After stabbing Vaughn, Rodas walked away only to stab a third man later on the same day. Both men survived their injuries.
Rodas was arrested later in the day after the violent spree which lasted about three hours. The District Attorney’s Office charged Rodas on August 10, 2009, who was then convicted one one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder in March 2014.