MAMMOTH MAN TAKES PLEA DEAL

Jorge Espitia of Mammoth Lakes accepted a plea deal from the Mono County District Attorney on 19 charges ranging from selling methamphetamines to minors and conducting sexual acts with minors.

Under the agreement, Espitia will plead guilty to 12 felonies and one misdemeanor and serve 25 years in prison.

Espitia was arrested last May by Mono County District Attorney investigators with the assistance of Mammoth Lakes Police Department. At that time, his bail was set at $500,000.

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David Dennison
David Dennison
2 years ago

Judge Judy…if you are refering to what I said,the guy walked the girl home from a party.apparently wanted more than to just help her out …killed her,shoved her under a mattress and a few days later,left town and joined the Army…a suspect all along,but back in the days before forensics….no… Read more »

Scott
Scott
2 years ago
Reply to  David Dennison

I hear you, but do you know the details of the trial? Why did the prosecutor not get a straight up murder conviction? Yeah, sounds like murder for sure, but I just wonder what happened so that they could get manslaughter but not murder. But even murderers can get out… Read more »

David Dennison
David Dennison
2 years ago
Reply to  Scott

Scott…..From what I can remember about the case and trial (many years ago,back in the early 80’s),his defense lawyer claimed he didn’t “intend” to kill her….not a lot of facts came out about it,but his claim was,after not getting what he wanted on that walk back to her home,he beat… Read more »

Judge Judy
Judge Judy
2 years ago
Reply to  David Dennison

Settle down David.

My comment was based solely on yours

You say the man “got 10 years for manslaughter.”

If so, he wasn’t convicted of murder.

There is a big difference between murder and manslaughter.

Judge Judy
Judge Judy
2 years ago

Not that it matters, but if he was convicted of manslaughter he didn’t murder anyone.

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
2 years ago

I don’t know, Dennis. His crimes against children will make him a target in the big-house. Even when they put these guys in PC, inmates have a way with getting what they want. And no , I don’t know from firsthand experience…I’ve got 3 fishing buddies that are correctional officers… Read more »

Tinner
Tinner
2 years ago

Judging by his mugshot I think he’s going to be even more dangerous when he is released from prison, people who commit like these cannot ever be rehabilitated so I hope he’s real popular in prison any we won’t have to worry about him being released. I don’t often feel… Read more »

David Dennison
David Dennison
2 years ago

Rick O Brien…..the way our court and judicial system works,he’ll probably be out and walking the streets in 10…..or less….when I was living in the Antelope Valley,a guy murdered one of my ex-wife’s friends,threw her underneath a mattress in the desert…got 10 years for manslaughter and was out in 2… Read more »

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
2 years ago

I guess when his booking photo was taken , he didn’t realize he’d be an old man before he breathed free air again .