Execution ordered for killer
After deliberating less than an hour, an Orange County jury Thursday ordered the death penalty for a registered sex offender who fatally stabbed a woman inside a trailer near a Fullerton church.
Steven Carl Evans, 61, who has spent his life in and out of custody, was convicted earlier this month in the August 2003 murder and sexual assault of Jeanette Elias, 24, of Sylmar. He is scheduled to be formally sentenced Oct. 24.
Evans met Elias when she got off a train in Fullerton. He took her to a trailer that was parked near a church, where authorities say he tried to rape her and stabbed her more than 20 times before fleeing to his parents’ home in Los Angeles County.