Courts & Law

Sentencing is set for convicted killer

A GARDEN GROVE man faces 50 years to life in state prison for the 2016 murder of a Garden Grove woman (Shutterstock).

A sentencing hearing is set for Friday, Jan. 31 for a man convicted last week of the shooting death of a woman in Garden Grove in 2016.

Nathaniel Joseph Liscano, 22, of Garden Grove, was convicted of killing a woman who had been arguing with his mother. According to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, he faces a sentence of 50 years to life in state prison. The sentencing has been postponed twice.

On Aug. 24, 2016, Liscano went to a home in Garden Grove. After a verbal and physical altercation between the victim, Kellie Nichol, 31, and the defendant’s mother in front of the residence, the defendant pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the face and chest.

Nichol attempted to run away after the initial shots, but Liscano chased her and shot her three times in the back. After he shot the victim, the defendant fled the scene.

Police were called by a witness shortly after the shooting. The victim died at the scene as a result of multiple bullet wounds.

The crime was captured by a home surveillance system, which showed Liscano’s face during the incident. The defendant fled to Corpus Christi, Texas, where he was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service on Sept. 13, 2016. The Garden Grove Police Department investigated this case.

On Jan. 30, 2019, he was convicted of one felony count of first degree murder with a sentencing enhancement for personal discharge of a firearm causing great bodily harm or death.

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