A young woman pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter in the 2014 beating death of a homeless man in Santee.
Sarah Baillie, 19, is the third person charged in the death of 55-year- old Stephen Hissom to plead guilty. She faces up to six years in prison when she is sentenced June 17 in El Cajon.
Cassidy Rowin, also 19, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced last month to three years in prison.
Brian Kish, 20, pleaded guilty to an assault charge and faces seven years behind bars when he is sentenced in May.
Two others — Danny Swan III and Tyler Dare, both 20 — are awaiting trial.
Prosecutors said Hissom and his friend, 49-year-old Edward Allen, were riding bikes along a path in the 9300 block of Mission Gorge Road, under a state Route 52 overpass, when they got into an argument with the defendants on Nov. 29, 2014.
Allen testified at a preliminary hearing that Hissom first asked the defendants to “please move,” then said, “Get the hell out of the way.”
Allen said he was surrounded, then attacked, but couldn’t see what happened to Hissom.
—City News Service
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