LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 5 , 2014: Leonard Alex Dominguez, right, speaks with his attorney public defender Victor Acevedo, left, during sentencing proceedings in Superior Court February 5, 2014 in Los Angeles. Sandra Phillips was found dead in her apartment on April 9, 1979 but the authorities could not yield any suspects in the investigation into her death. Almost thirty years later, the case was reopened and Dominguez was tried and found guilty of the crime. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)