Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Corona Man Sentenced to 127 Years to Life for 2009 Murder of Ex-Girlfriend

prison-cell-bars-door.jpg
Photo by tarasov via Shutterstock
LAist relies on your reader support.
Your tax-deductible gift today powers our reporters and keeps us independent. We rely on you, our reader, not paywalls to stay funded because we believe important news and information should be freely accessible to all.

Jasper Stallings, now 29, perpetrated a string of serious felonies all on May 13, 2009, and now, as part of a no contest plea deal, he will spend the next 127 years to life behind bars, say L.A. County officials.

Stallings pleaded no contest in June to numerous charges racked up for the events of May 13, 2009, when he "carjacked the driver of a red Dodge Ram pickup truck at gunpoint in the San Fernando Valley near Tujunga," say L.A. County officials. That driver was driven to Arrowhead, where he was robbed and left on the side of the road. Then Stallings went back to the Valley, to Panorama City, "where he kidnapped his 27-year-old former girlfriend and shot her when she tried to jump out of the truck."

He also exited the vehicle, and shot the woman dead. Stallings returned to the carjacked truck and left, "leading Los Angeles police on an hour-long chase that ended with his capture in Corona," describe officials.

The victim was described in court documents as "Erika B." noted The Daily News in 2009. She was the mother of five children, and had apparently broken up with Stallings just two days before the killing.

Support for LAist comes from

Stallings' MySpace profile includes mention of his love for his then-girlfriend, and hints that he and "Erika" were perhaps planning to marry. A few months after his arrest, Stallings posted "LOCKED UP!! SAD AND MISSING MY FAMILY... MY BABIES AND MY LOVE."