A man who allegedly confessed to killing 31-year-old Alvina Jimenez of South Gate has pleaded ‘no contest’ to murder, according to a report in the Long Beach Press-Telegram.
Gary Anthony Chavez, 44, is accused of killing Jimenez in a Downey apartment in September.
Police found Jimenez’s body in an apartment on the 8200 block of Telegraph Road on Sept. 3 after being called by someone to check on her, according to police records.
Police say Chavez killed Jimenez and then fled to El Paso before he turned himself in at a police station there, allegedly confessing to the killing.
Downey Police detectives interviewed Chavez within a few days of finding the body and charged him with the killing.
Chavez was extradited from Texas to California on Sept. 20, according to sheriff’s records.