Teenager Convicted in Double Murders of Her Grandparents in Rosemead

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An 18-year-old girl was convicted Monday of stabbing her grandparents to death in their Rosemead home when she was just 14.

Sophia Cristo was found guilty of the first-degree murders of Jack Bezner, 71, and his 64-year-old wife, Susan in 2010, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Cristo was also convicted of the special circumstance allegations of lying in wait, multiple murders and that the teenager personally used a knife to stab Susan Bezner, the release stated.

Cristo was charged along with her then 21-year-old boyfriend, Rodolfo Lopez, of fatally stabbing the couple on Aug. 9, 2010, then fleeing to El Paso, Texas, prosecutors said.

Lopez, now 25, was awaiting trial on the same charges.

Because of her age at the time of the murders, Cristo was ineligible for the death penalty, according to the DA’s Office.

She faces life without the possibility of parole when she is sentenced on April 22.

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