ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 14NF4270
Date: June 24, 2016
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was sentenced today to 15 years to life in state prison for murdering a victim and dumping the body behind an Anaheim restaurant. Randy Lee Parkerson, 40, Anaheim, was found guilty by a jury May 17, 2016, of one felony count of second degree murder.
On June 10, 2014, Parkerson met with 28-year-old Cesar “Zoriada” Reyes and murdered the victim by choking her. Parkerson then placed the victim’s body in the trunk of his car for two days and dumped the body behind a fast food restaurant in Anaheim.
The Anaheim Police Department investigated this case and arrested the defendant on Oct. 7, 2014.
At the sentencing today, a friend of the victim delivered an impact statement to the court pursuant to Marsy’s Law and described the emotional impact Reyes’ death has had and how her death took a light from the LGBT community.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Stephen McGreevy of the Homicide Unit prosecuted this case.
TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney
Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff