Jan. 19–BAKERSFIELD — A former Redlands firefighter has taken a plea deal agreeing to testify against his girlfriend in the slaying of her husband.
Jonathan Hearn, 26, of Hesperia accepted a plea deal Jan. 9 in a Bakersfield court in exchange for his testimony against Sabrina Limon, 37, who was arrested and has pleaded not guilty in the case.
She is scheduled to be back in court Friday for a hearing, records show.
Prosecutors dropped murder charges against Hearn and he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, attempted murder, poisoning and accessory for a sentence of 25 years and four months in prison, said Kern County Deputy District Attorney Eric Smith.
Robert Limon was found shot to death at a Tehachapi railway building on Aug. 17, 2014.
According to Kern County sheriff’s officials, Hearn was having a romantic relationship with Sabrina Limon while the couple was still married.
In a Facebook post on Sept. 8, 2014, Sabrina Limon thanked her friends and family for the support they showed her and their children following her husband’s death.
“Robert showed his love, compassion, hardworking skills, and genuine kindness to everyone he met. Through this pain and unbelievable tragedy, Rob’s love continues on,” the post read.
Sabrina Limon, who was living in Helendale at the time of the homicide, was arrested Jan. 6 in Camarillo by Kern County sheriff’s deputies.
She pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, attempted murder, conspiracy, solicitation to commit murder, poisoning and accessory charges in connection to the killing of her husband.
The prosecutor, Smith, said he could not share more details about the poisoning charge, which was not among Hearn’s original charges.
Sabrina Limon is being held in the Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility in Bakersfield.
“She’s charged as an aider and abetter,” Smith said.
She was initially arrested along with Hearn in November 2014. She was released a short time later.
Hearn was hired by the Redlands Fire Department in 2012. He was placed on leave following his arrest on Nov. 18, 2014. Hearn’s last day of employment with the Fire Department was Jan. 20, 2015.
Smith said he could not comment on the events leading up to Hearn’s plea deal or the events surrounding Robert Limon’s death.
“All I can say about it is it will all come out at the trial,” Smith said.
Original story here:
(c)2017 the San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, Calif.)
Visit the San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, Calif.) at www.sbsun.com
Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.