NORTH HOLLYWOOD : Man Pleads Guilty in Father's Death

A North Hollywood man pleaded guilty Thursday in San Fernando Superior Court to killing his father after an argument over the son forging his father's signature on checks.

In a plea bargain, Timothy C. Dominguez, 21, was immediately sentenced to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter. He had been charged with murder.

The body of Alexander Dominguez, 46, was found near Mulholland Drive in the Hollywood Hills on Nov. 13, 1990. The elder Dominguez, a self-employed painter, had been beaten to death with a hammer, police said.

The younger Dominguez was arrested two weeks later after fleeing with his father's car, police said.

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