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Fullerton man gets life in prison for killing woman after finding her in bed with his adult son

A Fullerton man was sentenced Friday to 110 years to life in state prison for murdering his neighbor after finding her in bed with his adult son, the Orange County district attorney’s office said.

A jury found Guillermo Rodriguez, 43, guilty Oct. 18 of one felony count each of murder, criminal threats and dissuading a witness from testifying. Rodriguez had four previous convictions, including two for robbery and two for assault with a deadly weapon.

On the night of Oct. 16, 2006, Rodriguez had a dinner party at his Fullerton apartment. Among the guests were neighbor Donna Dutton, 43, and her 12-year-old daughter. About 1 a.m., Rodriguez left with his girlfriend to buy more alcohol. When they returned, he walked into the bedroom of his son Junior Rodriguez, then 18, and found the young man in bed with Dutton.

After telling his girlfriend and son to leave the room and close the door, Guillermo Rodriguez strangled Dutton, wrapped her in a blanket and left her body in the bathroom. The next evening, Guillermo and Junior Rodriguez loaded the body into a car. Guillermo Rodriguez drove to Victorville and dumped the body in a remote area. Ten days later, hunters found the body and notified police.

Both men were arrested in May 2007. In January 2008, Junior Rodriguez pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact and was sentenced to one year in jail and three years' probation.


O.C. man convicted of killing neighbor after finding her in bed with his son

-- Martha Groves

Comments () | Archives (15)

junior should have gotten life too and they both actually deserve the death penalty even rodrigez girlfriend they are a disgusting example of human trash and human direction gone wrong~

if it were cannabis instead of alcohol at that dinner party, what are the chances it would have come to murder like this? When's the last time cannabis (not the war on cannabis) got someone killed in California? Sooner or later people like the LA Times editorial bored will have to answer questions like this, stonewall as they might.

So are Guillermo Rodriguez, 43, and Junior Rodriguez, then 18, legal residents or illegal invaders??

More dream act bill material.

Like father like son. Now his son can breed more criminals into future generations. Santa Ana is expanding into the surrounding areas.

I don't see a crime here.

Dude! This dude's dad was stupid. The kid was right on schedule. I had a few older chix I dated, then I dated chix my age, and after a few years of not getting married, I discoverd YOUNGER chix... Hot damn!!!
But the son was an adult and now there is an orphan. 110 years is about right, but the son should have defended his paramour. Having your parents involved in yo sex life is creepy!
Robert Vaughn Herndon

Mr. Rodriguez should be executed tomorrow morning. Lets thank the judge and jury for burdening us with his care for the next 40 years instead of giving him a taste of his own murderous act.

I am really at a lost here. Why was the father so upset, that he would kill the woman. They were not doing anything wrong. He should have been proud of his son. I just don't understand. Cougars rock!!

Dad was also involved with the neighbor and got "played" so his macho self had to kill her after she played him see she really wanted the younger Rod...


only god will judge everyone!!!!

Ol' demon alcohol.

Was the father jealous of the son. They should both be tied to a stake in the same place the victim was left and allowed to rot under the sun.

My dad used to take me fishing....what's the world coming to?


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