Man Sentenced To Life In Prison Without Parole For Stabbing-Murder of 17-Year Old Girl In Yorba Linda

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was sentenced today to life in state prison without the possibility of parole for stabbing and murdering a 17-year-old girl in Yorba Linda.


Found guilty by a jury on June 1, 2017, of one felony count of:  Murder

Special Circumstance Found True: Lying in wait


Life in state prison without the possibility of parole

Circumstances of the Case

  • In the early morning hours of Feb. 4, 2014, Shin asked 17-year-old Aubreyanna Sade Parks to meet him in an upscale residential neighborhood in Yorba Linda.
  • When Parks arrived to the home where the defendant was waiting, Shin stabbed the victim 39 times in the back, face, and neck and severed her finger.
  • Shin left the victim’s body on a greenbelt outside of a nearby home.
  • Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) located the defendant at Corona Regional Medical Center, where he was seeking treatment for a deep cut to his left palm.

At his sentencing today, the victim’s mother and several members of a local human trafficking advocacy group were present in court. Mantonette M., delivered an emotional impact statement to the court pursuant to Marsy’s Law. She stated in part, “I miss her laughter, I miss her telling me jokes… but today is not about me, it’s about bringing justice for Aubreyanna… my beautiful jewel.”

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.

Prosecutor: Senior Deputy District Attorney Troy Pino, Homicide Unit.  Case #14NF0220

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