Former Apartment Security Guard Sentenced to LWOP for Co-Worker’s Murder


WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 11, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — A former security guard at a Marina del Rey apartment complex was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the special circumstance murder of a fellow security guard, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

On Sept. 4, Byron Keith Street, 48, of Inglewood was convicted by a jury of one count each of murder with a special circumstance allegation of murder during the course of a burglary; first-degree residential burglary; false personation; counterfeit seal; and three counts of vandalism over $400 damage.

Street’s ex-girlfriend, Ann Una Bailey, 25, also was charged in case SA086128. Deputy District Attorney Keri Modder said Bailey pleaded no contest in September 2014 to one count of knowledge of crime after the fact and was sentenced to 36 months of formal probation.

The defendant was a former security guard at an apartment complex on the 4200 block of Via Marina Drive. According to evidence heard at trial, Street fatally shot Patrick Odoi-Kyene, 47, on Dec. 30, 2013.

The day before the shooting Street had been suspended after the victim reported the defendant to the owner of the security company for bringing his girlfriend to work, according to the prosecutor. Street vandalized the victim’s car and scratched the words “Patrick must go” on a car parked next to it, according to evidence presented at trial.

The defendant had used false identification to get the security guard job, the prosecutor added.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case.

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About the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey leads the largest local prosecutorial office in the nation. Her staff of nearly 1,000 attorneys, 300 investigators and 800 support staff members is dedicated to seeking justice for victims of crime and enhancing public safety. Last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office prosecuted more than 71,000 felony defendants and nearly 112,000 misdemeanor defendants.

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000
RSantiago (at) da.lacounty (dot) gov


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