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Woman pleads guilty to East Village business owner’s killing

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) — A woman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Friday for her role in the robbery killing of an East Village businessman inside his flooring materials store.

Lorena Espinoza, 37, was charged along with Kevin Eugene Cartwright, 54, in the Oct. 10, 2018, shooting death of 49-year-old Ghedeer “Tony” Radda.

Espinoza is facing a 16-year-to-life prison term. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 21.

Cartwright remains charged with murder. His trial is scheduled to begin in December.

Prosecutors allege Espinoza entered Radda’s business — Bottom Price Flooring at 1015 G St. — while wearing a purple wig and lured the victim to the back of the store, where he was fatally shot by Cartwright.

Surveillance camera footage showed Espinoza and Radda walking toward the back of the store, while the gunman — dressed in all black and wearing a Halloween-style old-lady mask — slipped behind the pair toward the cash register.

He then sneaked…

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