LOS ANGELES – A 34-year-old man was sentenced to 85 years to life in prison for murdering two women, a baby, and attempting to kill a 16-year-old girl.
In three separate South Los Angeles incidents, Robert Lawrence Ransom Jr. shot and killed Margarite Evans, 19, in March 2014. Only days later, Gisella Yauli, 28, and her 1-year-old son were also found in a South Los Angeles home following a fire. Yauli was found tied up with tape on her face. It was determined that she died as a result of smoke inhalation. Her son who was found with her was rushed to the hospital, where he also died as a result of smoke inhalation. It was determined that Ransom was responsible for the fire that led to the death of Yauli and her son.
Still, authorities did not know who was responsible for the senseless murders and two weeks later, Ransom forced a teen girl into a van. While in the van he assaulted the girl and doused her with gasoline. As Ransom was about to set her on fire, the girl escaped. Ransom was arrested a week following that attack.
Ransom pleaded guilty last month to two counts of first-degree murder and one count each of attempted murder and second-degree robbery. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Lisa Lench handed down the sentence to Ranson on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.For late-breaking news, follow 24/7 Headline News on our Los Angeles County Facebook group, Riverside County Facebook group, Coachella Valley News group, US News group, Victor Valley/Inland Empire Facebook group. If you like what we are doing and want regular updates on your facebook stream like our Facebook Fan Page. You may also follow 24/7 Headline News on Twitter and Instagram!
This article was written by a staff member of the 24/7 Headline News Organization