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California man gets life for killing LA sheriff's deputy

Justice, Gavel, Courts
Posted at 12:22 PM, May 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-18 15:22:46-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A parolee who pleaded guilty to the execution-style killing of a Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant in 2016 has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.

Thirty-one-year-old Trenton Lovell was sentenced Monday for killing Sgt. Steve Owen. Owen was shot five times as he answered a 911 report of a burglary in progress in Lancaster, north of Los Angeles.

Lovell, a convicted robber, was on parole at the time. He told authorities that he wounded Owens and then shot him four more times as the sergeant lay on the ground.