Sentencing postponed in fatal Baldwin Park police pursuit case

POMONA — Sentencing for a Temple City man convicted of killing a Baldwin Park youth counselor while fleeing from police last year has been postponed, authorities said.
A Pomona Superior Court jury convicted Luis Noriega, 29, in June of second degree murder for the death of Walter Williams, 37, of Carson.
He was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday, however the sentencing was postponed until Aug. 23, Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney T.D. Pham said.
He faces from 23 years in prison to life behind bars when he’s sentenced by Pomona Superior Court Tia Fisher.
Noriega was fleeing from police in a stolen SUV on June 18, 2010, when he slammed into Williams’ car at Ramona Boulevard and Francisquito Avenue in Baldwin Park, officials said.
Williams’ was thrown from his car, which then burst into flames.
He had just picked up his paycheck from Eggleston Youth Homes and Foster Care in Baldwin Park, where he worked as a counselor.

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