SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — An 38-year-old man was charged Thursday in the killing of a man and dumping the body behind a fast-food restaurant in Anaheim.
According to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, Randy Lee Parkerson was charged with one felony count of murder.
Police said he was arrested Tuesday while driving in the 200 block of East Katella Avenue.
Parkerson is accused of meeting with Cesar Reyes, 28, on June 10, where he choked him to death, authorities said.
According to prosecutors, he placed the victim’s body in the trunk of his car for a day before dumping it behind a Dairy Queen at 201 North State College Boulevard.
Police said Reyes was an active member of several Orange County transgender and immigrant rights-advocacy groups.
The Anaheim Police Department is continuing to investigate this case.
If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison.
Parkerson is being held on $1 million and is scheduled to reappear in court on Oct. 31 in Santa Ana.