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Woman pleads guilty to role in East Village business owner’s murder

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DOWNTOWN SAN DIEGO — 

A woman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Friday for her role in the robbery killing of an East Village businessman three years ago inside his flooring materials store.

Lorena Del Carmen Espinoza, 37, was charged along with Kevin Eugene Cartwright 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, 54, remains charged with murder. His trial is scheduled to begin in December.

Police and prosecutors said Lorena Espinoza wore a purple wig as a disguise when she lured Ghedeer “Tony” Radda to his death Oct. 10, 2018, inside his discount flooring business in downtown San Diego.

(Courtesy of San Diego County Crime Stoppers)

Prosecutors allege Espinoza entered Radda’s downtown San Diego…

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