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Guilty plea entered by suspect in murder of homeless Ventura County woman

A homeless man is headed to state prison for an attack on a woman wlaking on a Ventura beach.
Tim Hufner
There's been a guilty plea for the murder of a homeless woman in Ventura.

Victim was just 30 years old.

There’s been a guilty plea in the murder of a homeless Ventura County woman.

Prosecutors say Sandra Dillard pled guilty to first degree murder for the September, 2021 killing of Kelsey Dillon.

The 30-year-old victim had been struck in the head, and stabbed. Her body was found under the Highway 101-Highway 33 interchange in Ventura.

Dillard was in custody on other charges when she was arrested last year for the murder. She also pled guilty this week to three other pending felony charges.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.