After a gunman killed 17 people in February at a high school in Parkland, Florida, a number of students who survived the attack have become prominent activists for gun control.
SANTA ANA – In a voice that was barely audible, a Garden Grove woman pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder for her role in the love-triangle ambush shooting death of her former boyfriend, a champion high school wrestler. Gonzalez was a co-captain of the El Modena High School wrestling team when he was shot in the face, then his body set on fire and abandoned on a hilltop at a home construction site in Orange Park Acres. “I hope some day you can find in your hearts to forgive me,” she added with tears brimming in her eyes.
Veronica Paz, 28, was then sentenced to 15-year-to-life term in prison by Superior Court Judge James A. Before she pleaded guilty, Paz turned in her chair at the counsel table and told Gonzalez’ mother, father, sisters and brothers: “I am really sorry. Stotler accepted Paz’s guilty plea after he listened to impact statements from Gonzalez’s family, who wept in the ninth-floor courtroom during the 30-minute hearing.
She has been in one celebrity relationship averaging approximately 10.5 years. Given Name: Camila Sodi Gonzalez Age: 32 (5/14/1986)Occupation: Entertainment - Actress Most Famous For: Niece of Thalia "What happened to the idea of getting married young?
I don't understand why people are so afraid of getting married!
She initially faced a possible life term in prison without the possibility of parole when she was arrested and charged in 2003 with committing Gonzalez’s murder during the special circumstance of lying-in-wait.
Jurors in Paz’s trial in 2006 convicted her of first-degree murder but decided that the special-circumstance allegation was not true, providing her with a chance at parole.
Two of those friends, Tommy Medina, 24, and Kimberly Gomez, 24, pleaded guilty to accessory to murder after the fact and were given short sentences in county jail.
Arthur Gomez, 20, also pleaded guilty to accessory and was sentenced to the California Youth Authority.
He is one of the founders and owners of Canana Films. His mother, Fiona Alexander, was a British costume designer, who worked in the film industry and made sure that it was a life in which he would be immersed; Fiona was of Scottish and English descent.
His father, Alejandro Luna, is an acclaimed theatre, film and opera set designer, who reinforced the importance of theatre and the arts in his life.
Perry, a former star football player at Santiago High School, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in 2005 for his role in the murder and is serving a 25-year-to-life sentence.