Man to spend life in prison for killing TikTok personality and his date at California movie theater

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LOS ANGELES — A California man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a TikTok personality and his date in a California movie theater.

Joseph Jimenez, now 23, was sentenced Monday to life without the possibility of parole, as well as an additional 50 years to life, for the July 26, 2021, killings in Corona, a city southeast of Los Angeles, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office said.

Movie theater employees found Anthony Barajas, 19, known on TikTok as itsanthonymichael, and Rylee Goodrich, 18, after an evening showing of “The Forever Purge,” officials have said.

Goodrich was pronounced dead at the theater, and Barajas was taken to a hospital, where he was placed on life support and later pronounced dead.