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Girlfriend in October 2016 Southeast Bakersfield homicide sentenced to six years in prison

Posted at 5:25 PM, Dec 20, 2016
and last updated 2017-11-16 17:40:35-05

UPDATE (November 16, 2017 2:30 p.m.): Karen Ledesman, the woman who allegedly killed her boyfriend 52-year-old Moises Davalos, was sentenced to six years in prison today, Thursday November 16, 2017. 


UPDATE (October 18, 2017 2:50 p.m.): Karen Ledesma took a deal today with no contest to voluntary manslaughter.

The first degree murder charge was dismissed. 


UPDATE (Dec. 21, 2016, 10:28 p.m.): Karen Ledesma appeared in court Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to one count of first degree murder. She will be back in court February 1.


The suspect in the murder of 52-year-old Moises Davalos in October turned herself in Tuesday.

Officials found Davalos dead on the scene in Southeast Bakersfield on October 4 following reports of a stabbing.

During the homicide investigation, Davalos’ girlfriend Karen Ledesma, 52, was identified as a possible suspect.

The District Attorney’s Office filed the case and an arrest warrant was issued for her arrest. Ledesma turned herself in Tuesday and was booked on her warrant for murder.

She is being held without bail.