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Ventura County man enters guilty plea to charge he killed brother-in-law

Bill Oxford

Prosecutors say victim was helping gunman's estranged wife move when he was shot to death.

A Ventura County man is facing a 25 years to life prison sentence after pleading guilty to shooting to death his brother-in-law.

Prosecutors say Elsworth Dennis Cadle shot Mark Milton to death over a domestic dispute. Cadle’s estranged wife and daughter were living with Milton and his wife.

As Milton was helping the estranged wife move her personal items from a storage unit, the Moorpark man shot and killed him. Prosecutors say it was premeditated, noting that Cadle had rented a car and went home to get his gun before killing his brother-in-law.

He pled guilty to second degree murder. The 73-year-old man is set to be sentenced next month.

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.