Courtroom gavel. Photo by Flickr user Joe Gratz/Creative Commons.
Manuel Larios Munoz. Photo courtesy of LAPD.

A man convicted of raping a woman in Boyle Heights has been sentenced to 46 years to life in state prison.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office says 23-year-old Manuel Larios Munoz was sentenced Tuesday for breaking into a Boyle Heights home armed with a machete and raping a woman who lived there on May 15, 2015. Munoz was found guilty in Dec. 2016 of forcible rape, first-degree residential burglary, and assault along with other charges.

Munoz was arrested a month before that incident for attempting to rape another woman who was sitting in her car across the street from where the other victim lived.

Photo above by  Flickr user Joe Gratz/Creative Commons.

Kyle Garcia

Kyle García is a former web editor with Boyle Heights Beat.

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