Anaheim man pleads guilty to Stanton strangulation

By City News Service

SANTA ANA – A 30-year-old Anaheim man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison Friday, Dec. 7 for the strangulation murder of an acquaintance in a Stanton motel room.

Michael Anthony Aparicio pleaded guilty to first-degree murder with prosecutors dropping a special circumstance allegation of robbery during a murder as part of the plea deal. Aparico would have faced life in prison without the possibility of parole if he had been convicted at trial of the special-circumstance murder.

Aparicio and a woman friend met the victim, 61-year-old Floyd Keith Taylor Jr. at a 7/Eleven store, and decided [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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