A 35-year-old man was convicted this week of homicide, however acquitted of different expenses within the slaying of a lady at a North Lengthy Seashore motel six years in the past, authorities mentioned.
Lengthy Seashore Superior Court docket jurors wanted lower than a day Wednesday, Aug. 23, earlier than discovering Terry Moore responsible of first-degree homicide within the taking pictures demise of 29-year-old Lanette Washington on the Luxurious Inn on April 21, 2017, in accordance with courtroom data and the Los Angeles County District Lawyer’s Workplace.
The jury discovered Moore not responsible of pandering, the DA’s workplace mentioned.
Moore was scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 19.
Relations mentioned Washington, of Lengthy Seashore, was the mom of six kids. She was discovered on the bottom of a third-floor room on the motel with a number of gunshot wounds simply earlier than 10 a.m., in accordance with police and a coroner’s report.
Washington died at a hospital, police mentioned.
The resort sits alongside Lengthy Seashore Boulevard simply north of the 710 Freeway.
Moore fled, prompting Lengthy Seashore police to ship a SWAT staff into a close-by North Lengthy Seashore neighborhood for hours, however the suspect was not there. Moore was recognized and arrested greater than a month later in Lancaster.
Devonte James, on the time of the taking pictures, mentioned he heard gunshots and noticed a unadorned girl run previous him screaming that anyone had been shot. James, who had been getting espresso, mentioned he went as much as the third flooring and located Washington bloodied in a room.
The connection, if any, between Moore and Washington, or a attainable motive for the taking pictures weren’t disclosed by police.