PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Brad Ng, Homicide Unit
Jerry Lokey was convicted by a jury of the second-degree murder of Jerome Wobbe. The jury also found true the allegation that Lokey used a deadly weapon in the commission of the murder.
In 2019, the victim moved into a home with his girlfriend. His girlfriend’s brother, Jerry Lokey, also moved in with them. Over the next year, the relationship between Lokey and the victim became increasingly hostile. On December 20, 2020, the two got into a heated argument. Lokey armed himself with a knife and told the victim to leave or he would “poke” him. The victim complied and left the home. Lokey then had a friend come to the home, and the friend and victim ended-up in a fistfight. When that fight ended, Lokey fatally stabbed the victim with a large knife.
Lokey faces a maximum sentence of 16 years to life in state prison. Sentencing is set for January 20, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. in Department 32 before the Honorable James Arguelles.