Life without parole for man who killed girlfriend, her mom

May 9, 2015 1:16 PM by News Staff

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - A Redondo Beach man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend and her 59-year-old mother.

Jonathan Scott Chacón was convicted last month of two counts of first-degree murder.

He was sentenced Friday in a Torrance courtroom to two consecutive life terms, plus an additional two years for using a knife

Chacon and his 2-year-old son were at the apartment of his girlfriend's mother, Vicki Bergman, when she and her 19-year-old daughter, Courtney, were attacked.

He fled to Baja California after the Feb. 28, 2012, slayings. Mexican police captured him at a Rosarito Beach hotel and returned him to the United States the next day.

Chacon, 26, testified at his trial that the killings were in self-defense.

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