Garden Grove Prostitute Killer Learns His Punishment

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A Los Angeles gangster, undocumented alien and pimp who beat and then strangled a 24-year-old prostitute to death in her Garden Grove hotel room in 2009 tilted his head to the right and then to the left but said nothing when Judge William Froeberg pronounced punishment this afternoon: life in a California prison without the possibility for parole.

Cesar Gomez, a 36-year-old member of the El Monte Flores criminal street gang, found Ashley Nicole Lilly's escort advertisement in the Weekly's Backpage.com, met her at a liquor store, returned to her Crowne Plaza Resort Hotel Anaheim/Garden Grove room near Disneyland, murdered her and stole her property.

Lilly, who'd worked for another pimp before branching off to create her own Pink Diamond Entertainment, charged $140 an hour for sexual services, according to court records.

A hotel bell-hop found Lilly's stripped, dead body in the ransacked hotel room when one of her worried girlfriend's called for a welfare check.

After Garden Grove Police Department detectives linked Mexico-native Gomez to the killing by the DNA he left on Lilly's tied-up body, veteran homicide prosecutor Cameron Talley won a jury trial guilty verdict last September.
 
During today's six-minute hearing, Gomez's defense lawyer, Scott Sanders, told Froeberg that his mum client "is very sorry about what happened and wishes that he could go back in time and change it."

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Lilly left Nebraska to become a model and designer in LA and ended up murdered in OC
Talley told Froeberg that the victim's mother lives in Missouri and, though she attended the trial, could not afford to fly to California for the hearing. But, he said, the mother wanted Froeberg to know that she loved her daughter, her second to be murdered.

Froeberg noted that murder in the commission of a robbery meant Gomez earned his dismal fate: he will never emerge back into society.

The sentence caused Gomez's sister (or girlfriend?), who was seated in the audience, to quietly weep. When two bailiffs took the shackled killer away he didn't even bother to look back at her. Within a few days, he'll be bused from the Orange County Jail to his new permanent home.

Sanders, Gomez's public defender, declined to speak to reporters after the hearing.

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly

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Streets
Streets

I think Bills reaction is related to Mitch's stupidity.....this is a tragic story.....yes this guy was scum, and he took a life....however Prostitutes know the danger.....they put thier lives in jeopardy everytime they sell thier bodies......... 

Sgtortiz641
Sgtortiz641

The world is getting uglier by the month.  Sex crimes rampant, Murder and assault is the new norm in the country.  Damn, I need a beer!

beershitbill
beershitbill

hey betaray bill and mitch,Killers come from all walks of life. California is a dangerous place. Think of how many ways you can die here. If you dont like it move. Mexican gang members have given their race a black eye and will always!! La Raza please. These new idiots comming up cant read and dont care about history. They kill for crumbs. These morons defend illegal immigrants- but never are effected by these people. Wait untill you or someone you care about are killed for nothing.  Mayor Antonio Villarigosa--or I mean Tony Vellar( he took his wifes name to sound more mexican) lives in an ivory tower far from the scum and slime that coats the L.A streets.--eat one.

mitch young
mitch young

Props where they are due, in this case for mentioning that the victim had advertised in the Weekly. That can't be good for business.

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Linda Aniston

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Mr.H
Mr.H

When can a reporter ever get a story right. He even mentioned he needed a hearing aide since he couldnt hear what the judge had to say. None the less not that it matters it wasnt his girlfriend. It was his sister! Doesnt change anything but others involved in the crime were released. What about there punishment. They were much involved just as much as he was.

Mrs.R
Mrs.R

If he is illegal why the hell are we going to send him to prison? Dont we have enough debt in this damn state? Send his ass to where ever he came from! When the hell is California going to either learn to kill these bastards or send them elsewhere, we dont need the added taxes or duty of taking care of them.

Ca5182
Ca5182

I bet if he was a white men or one of those white kids that go to school and kill their classmates, jail time will be a lot less......minorities and illegal aliens are not the only problem in this country. white people are nothing but crazy drug addicts that kill in schools, malls, restaurants, etc, its in the news all the time....gang members kill their rivals, white people kill because they have brain disorders due too much drugs. stop the bs, no ethnic race is perfect or near perfect....even wealthy people commit crimes, the only difference is that they can afford a lawyer to avoid going to jail.

mitch young
mitch young

"The sentenced caused Gomez's girlfriend, who was seated in the audience, to quietly weep. "

Conjugal visits so they can pop out four more of where he came from.We really are fucking crazy in this country.

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

Such a waste of life; however, even worse is this illegal alien gang member will flourish in prison where he'll join his comrades. 

True Dreamer
True Dreamer

Hmmm, an illegal alien going to prison for life. Maybe he can get pardoned through the Dream Act. That's what that whole deal is about, isn't it?

R. Scott Moxley
R. Scott Moxley

The story is simple. Thief brutally murders prostitute and steals her property. Thief/killer unwittingly leaves his DNA on corpse. Police arrest thief/killer, who confesses, gets convicted and is sentenced to life in prison. Sister/girlfriend--could be both given thief/killer's moral compass--whines, but cannot figure out the difference between "there" and "their." That covers it, no?

Pumpuy2010
Pumpuy2010

I do see your point. Unless we kill all of them, you are giving them a free pass. If he came into this country illegally, then he would again if we shipped him back to his country. If we transferred him to another state, we would still incur the cost. He is a criminal that was convicted in our court system. He needs to do his time here. 

Carl
Carl

You can help make a difference.  You can start by getting an education.

mitch young
mitch young

No, except for Asians, other groups commit more crime as a proportion of population than whites. But that is beside the point here. The point is the guy should not even be here, but because of lax border security, lax immigration law enforcement, ethnic lobbies and business lobbies, he is here. And he killed an American, a member of an ethnic group that has been here in the US of A for a very long time. And now, we are going to have to pay for his incarceration. 

Hp411fax
Hp411fax

Stupid ass, dont u just hate that they know there story so good. It was his sister in the audience not his girlfriend. Now a days anyone can write n publish a story.

mitch young
mitch young

I believe it costs around $40,000 per year to incarcerate a felon. We are looking at probably a million dollars. Thanks Mexico! Thanks La Raza! Thanks Jorge Arbusto.

BetaRayBill
BetaRayBill

Oh! Cry me a fuck river, At least one waster of human garbageis off the streets and the other one dead.  Legal or illegal Mexican or no Mexican, they wereboth no use to our society. Just like you Mitch.  Get a life you dick!

Carl
Carl

Except you, since you don't know how to write.

Brooke
Brooke

What a sad person you are to be so heartless at the loss of human life. This young lady was murdered how can you look at her picture, read what happened to her and dare to write such a horrible thing. You don't know why this girl was a prostitute, what led her to that life. Do you think it is for fun?? Having to debase herself for random men, it rarely is. That could be your daughter, sister, mother.

Joe
Joe

Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha,......You got it right Bill.......Mitch is useless........Ha, ha, ha, ha,........

FishWithoutBicycle
FishWithoutBicycle

"Oh! Cry me a fuck river, At least one waster of human garbageis off the streets and the other one dead."

So Ashley Nicole Lilly was "garbage" because she sold sexual favors for money?!! And who cares if she was murdered because she was whore?!! Are you kidding me?!! I'd rather see more prostitutes in the world and less misanthropic trolls like yourself. Good day.

mitch young
mitch young

Jeez Bill, I'd think you of all people would recognize the valuable service prostitutes perform. Then again, maybe you have a sister.

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