Culver City Man Sentenced to Life Without Parole in Triple-Murder Case
February 6, 2020
A Culver City man was sentenced Friday to three life prison terms without the possibility of parole for killing his 67-year-old father and two other men the same day.
Juan Roberto Saucedo, 39, pleaded no contest to murdering his father, Robert, and trying to kill his father’s girlfriend in Culver City on Sept. 3, 2017. He pleaded guilty to the subsequent killings of Jesus Estevez Martinez, 27, and Arturo Canela Pulido, 47, in Lennox, and the attempted murder of another man, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Saucedo also admitted the special circumstance allegations of multiple murders involving the three killings and murder during the commission of a carjacking and kidnapping involving Martinez.
Saucedo fatally shot his father and wounded his father’s girlfriend at the home in Culver City after exchanging words with his father, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Saucedo fled from the home in, carjacked Martinez, forced him to drive to Lennox, fatally shot him, then went into another residence and fatally shot Pulido, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
After that shooting, Saucedo shot a man driving by, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Saucedo was arrested that day by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and has remained jailed without bail since then.
The judge handed down three life without parole sentences, plus 175 years to life in prison.