EL CAJON (CNS) - Sentencing is scheduled in El Cajon Friday for a man who pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for killing a 17-year-old El Capitan High School student over a drug deal and dumping his body near the San Vicente Reservoir on the Barona Indian Reservation in late 2010.
Stanley Virgil Lloyd, 20, pleaded guilty in April after a jury deadlocked on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of Christopher Carioscia of Lakeside. Superior Court Judge John Thompson is expected to sentence the defendant this morning to 21 years in prison.
Carioscia went missing on Oct. 26, 2010, after telling his family he was going surfing in Pacific Beach. His burned-out car was found the next day on the tribal grounds south of Ramona, and on Dec. 4, detectives found his body near the San Vicente Reservoir.
Lloyd was arrested at his Lakeside home in March 2011. A friend of the defendant told detectives that Lloyd grew tired of buying the anxiety prescription drug Xanax from Carioscia and hatched a plan to steal drugs from the victim and kill him, prosecutor David Williams III said.
Sheriff's authorities said Carioscia was shot several times with a .357-caliber handgun sometime between the evening of Oct. 26, 2010, and the morning of Oct. 27, 2010.