Convicted Murderer Pleads Guilty to Committing Three Other Murders
Photo: Gilton Pitre
LOS ANGELES – A life-sentence convicted murderer, Gilton Pitre (dob 5/4/72), pleaded guilty yesterday to murdering three additional victims in 2004. He received his original life sentence for the 2007 murder of a 15-year-old runaway.
Pitre had received a sentence of 110 years-to-life in state prison for the 2007 strangulation murder of Alyssa Gomez. The crime occurred in a Sunset Boulevard motel room.
The LA District Attorney declared, “Pitre murdered Maribel Medina on or about Jan. 31, 2004. Pitre murdered Irma Barboza, 24, on or about Sept. 2, 2004. Barboza was about eight months pregnant when she was killed.” Pitre dumped both victims, transients, in the downtown Los Angeles area.
Deputy DA Samuel Hulefeld prosecuted the case. Consequently, Pitre entered his plea to three counts of first-degree murder. He also admitted two special circumstance allegations: multiple murders and murder with a prior murder conviction.
LAPD spearheaded the investigation of Case BA432953. Pitre faces another sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole. His sentencing is scheduled for August 29th.
LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey leads the largest local prosecutorial office in the nation. Her staff consists of nearly 1,000 attorneys, 300 investigators and 800 support staff members. Their dedication to protecting our community through the fair and ethical pursuit of justice is evident.