On Thursday, December 19, the Los Angeles Superior Court in Pasadena convicted Jorge Villalobos for the first degree murder of lifelong Burbank resident Glen Giles. Giles, who was 47 years old at the time, was fatally stabbed by Villalobos in his Burbank home sometime in the evening of February 25 or the early morning hours of February 26, 2008. Giles was found on the morning of February 26 across the street from his house on his neighbor’s front porch.
After an investigation by the Burbank Police Department, officers arrested Villalobos, a resident of San Gabriel, for the murder. The L.A. County District Attorney’s office prosecuted the first degree murder and a weapons charge, with the trial starting in early November at the L.A. Superior Court.
The jury began deliberations on Tuesday, December 17, and returned with a guilty verdict yesterday, December 19. Sentencing is scheduled for January 30, 2014.
“The D.A.’s office did a great job in prosecuting the case and everyone from the Burbank Police Department involved with the case did a terrific job,” commented Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the BPD. “Mr. Giles’ murder was a tragic loss to his family and we hope this verdict brings closure to them.”