24-Year-Old Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For 2019 Killing

A Redding murderer who killed a young woman and dumped her body behind the skating rink is going away for the rest of his life. 24-year-old Jerome Dennell Dzwonek was convicted by a Shasta County jury July 20th for first degree murder and sexual battery, along with special allegations. On Friday he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. On October 27th of 2019, Dzwonek had a disagreement during a date with 20-year-old Larissa Cole and he strangled her to death, then dumped her body next to Viking Skate Country. He disposed of evidence, including Larissa’s cell phone, in the dumpster of his own apartment building on Butte Street. During Friday’s lengthy sentencing hearing family and friends told stories of the anguish they feel from the loss of Larissa.


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