- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say one of two men charged in the killing of a man whose remains were found in wilderness north of Los Angeles has pleaded guilty to first degree murder.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says Erik Thomas Pearson entered his plea Tuesday. He faces 25 years to life in state prison when he’s sentenced July 17.

The other defendant, 31-year-old Donald Thurman, goes on trial Wednesday for the January 2013 beating death of Nicholas Carter.

The 25-year-old victim’s body was found in Angeles National Forest. Investigators say Carter’s credit cards had been stolen.

Thurman could face a maximum of life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide