Convicted murderer pleads guilty to motorcycle theft

A Golden Valley man, found guilty of second-degree murder two weeks ago, pleaded guilty Monday to stealing a motorcycle just days before he murdered another man in Kingman.

Jesus Christ Caballero pleaded guilty to theft of a means of transportation for stealing a motorcycle in Bullhead City Nov.

11, 2001.

Mohave County Superior Court Judge Steven Conn granted a request by Caballero's attorney, Deputy Public Defender Clarence Jenkins, to sentence Caballero for the theft charge on June 20, the same day Conn sentences him for the murder charge.

Under the plea agreement, Caballero is expected to be sentenced for the theft charge concurrently, or at the same time, as the murder sentence.

That way, Caballero would not face additional time in prison.

For second-degree murder, a convicted defendant could be sentenced up to 22 years in prison.

On May 23, a jury found Caballero, 24, guilty of second-degree murder and aggravated assault in the shooting death of Raymond Viera, 37.

Caballero was also found innocent of drive-by shooting.

Caballero was arrested Nov.

28, 2001, at a Kingman residence after a two-week manhunt.

Viera of Lake Havasu City was killed in a drive-by shooting in the 3600 block of Schaeffer Avenue Nov.

15, 2001.