Robert Andrew Falcon, 32, was sentenced to 16 years in state prison earlier today after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter in connection with the shooting death of a well-known tattoo artist last year.
On October 9, 2014, Falcon and Michael Christopher Pebley—also known as “Trigz”—got into an argument that escalated into a fight nearby Pebley’s tattoo business, Sin City Tattoo shop. During the course of the argument, a shooting occurred and Pebley was killed. Pebley was 40 years old.
The case was investigated by the North Hollywood Division of the LAPD. This past November 17, Falcon admitted to using the firearm during the fight and pleaded no contest. He was sentenced today, nearly one month later.
No contest pleas are typically entered into by defendants in exchange for a lesser sentence than the maximum penalty that could be imposed if found guilty at trial.
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