Tran­sient sen­tenced in cou­ple’s deaths

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - News -

LOS AN­GE­LES (AP) — A 27-year-old tran­sient con­victed of beat­ing and stab­bing a South­ern Cal­i­for­nia cou­ple to death in their home has been sen­tenced to life in prison with­out pa­role.

The Los An­ge­les County Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s of­fice re­ports Luke Fa­bela was sen­tenced Fri­day.

He was con­victed last May of killing 89-year-old Ar­mie “Troy” Isom and 75-year-old Shirley Isom and steal­ing their cell­phone.

The cou­ple was at­tacked the day af­ter Christ­mas 2014 in their hill­side es­tate in La Verne. Only their cell­phone was taken.

Pros­e­cu­tors say DNA ev­i­dence from a swab taken while Fa­bela was jailed for auto theft linked him to the killings.

Au­thor­i­ties say Fa­bela had no per­ma­nent ad­dress and was liv­ing with rel­a­tives and ac­quain­tances.

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