A homeless man who lived in West Hollywood was sentenced on Jan. 22 to 15 years to life in state prison for the murder of a 28-year-old woman whose body was found in 2016 in a trash dumpster near San Vicente and Beverly boulevards.
Deputy District Attorney David Berger said Abdulla Tario Camran, 30, pleaded no contest on Dec. 12, 2017, to one count of second-degree murder. The victim, Joie Nicole Kinney, was dating the defendant, the prosecutor said.
The murder prompted a manhunt in and around West Hollywood after the body was found on July 6, 2016 in a dumpster in an alley behind businesses in the 8700 block of Beverly Boulevard. Police quickly identified Camran as a suspect because the couple was known to frequent the neighborhood where the body was found. Authorities distributed photographs of the suspect to the media, which resulted in a tip.
Six days after the homicide, a caller told police Camran fled to Pomona. Officers found him on July 12 in that city near Towne Avenue and Arrow Highway.
Berger said Camran killed Kinney during a drunken argument. He was initially charged with first-degree murder and faced up to 25 years in prison.
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