Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that Geovanni Borjas pleaded no contest today to murdering and sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl and a 22-year-old woman whose bodies were found dumped near Los Angeles freeways less than a year apart.
“Both families have endured a tremendous and incalculable loss,” District Attorney Gascón said. “The pain for the victims’ families will never go away but I want to make sure they continue to receive the services they need as they move forward.
Mr. Borjas finally took account for his heinous actions and is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. I also want to thank the investigators and prosecutors in this case and recognize their hard work that led to today’s result.”
Borjas entered his plea to two counts each of first-degree murder and forcible rape and one count of kidnapping. He also admitted the special circumstance allegations of multiple murders and murder in the commission of a rape and a kidnapping.
He is expected to be sentenced on December 12 in Department 106 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. He faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Borjas was convicted of killing Michelle Lozano, 17, who disappeared on April 24, 2011. Her body was found a day later near Interstate 5 in Boyle Heights.
He also murdered Bree’Anna Guzman, 22, who vanished in late December 2011. Her body was discovered about a month later near the Glendale Freeway.
Both victims were sexually assaulted and DNA evidence recovered at both crime scenes tied Borjas to the murder.
Source: Press Release