Second man guilty in 2009 La Habra party death

08 Apr

An 18-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of a teenager at La Habra Halloween party in 2009, court records show.

Rene Antonio Lobos was sentenced to 16 years in state prison after pleading guilty to a felony count of voluntary manslaughter, according to Orange County Superior Court records.

Felony murder and street terrorism charges were dismissed, court records show.

Lobos was one of three people charged in the death of 18-year-old Joshua Mora-Rodriguez.

Authorities allege that Mora-Rodriguez was at a Halloween party at a La Habra home when his friend got into an argument with Jose Francisco Nuno.

A fight reportedly broke out, and authorities allege that Nuno and Lobos beat Mora-Rodriguez with their fists and a baseball bat and that Steven Salvador Hernandez stabbed him in the neck.

Hernandez was convicted in May 2012 of second-degree murder and street terrorism and was sentenced to state prison. Nuno has pleaded not guilty to felony murder and street terrorism charges and is awaiting trial.

At the time of his death, Mora-Rodriguez had recently graduated from high school and was preparing to join the Army. His mother, a Los Angeles detective, created a community foundation in his name to fight crime.



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