WOMAN CONVICTED AND SENTENCED FOR STABBING-MURDER OF LIVE-IN BOYFRIEND


Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For Immediate Release
Case # 10NF1836






February 22, 2012

Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Spokesperson
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486

WOMAN CONVICTED AND SENTENCED FOR STABBING-MURDER OF LIVE-IN BOYFRIEND

 

SANTA ANA – A woman was convicted and sentenced today for stabbing and murdering her live-in boyfriend after an argument in their Anaheim apartment. Corina Jo Castillo, 36, Anaheim, pleaded guilty to the court to one felony count of voluntary manslaughter and a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon. All of the facts and circumstances surrounding this case were taken into consideration by the court. Castillo was sentenced to six years in state prison.

 

Shortly after midnight on June 17, 2010, Castillo got into an argument with her live-in boyfriend, 28-year-old Jesse Foster. The defendant and the victim shared an apartment in Anaheim in a complex at 2215 West Broadway. Castillo used a kitchen knife to stab the victim one time in the back.

 

Foster escaped from the apartment and ran down a flight of stairs before collapsing. Castillo followed him out of the apartment and fled the scene. Neighbors called 911 after hearing the commotion in the hallway and finding Foster.

 

The victim was transported to the hospital and died shortly thereafter. Castillo was found at a friend’s house in Tustin later that day and was arrested by Anaheim police.

 

Senior Deputy District Attorney Howard Gundy of the Homicide Unit prosecuted this case.

 

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