Man Sentenced in Stabbing Death of Woman Who Refused to Give Attackers $1

Two other men charged in the attack have entered not guilty pleas

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    Christine Calderon holding a child in an undated photo.

    A 34-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to two years is state prison in connection with the stabbing death of a woman who refused to give three men money outside the Hollywood & Highland Center.

    Jason Joel Wolstone pleaded no contest to an assault charge in the case. The sentence stems from his involvement a June attack that killed 23-year-old Lynwood resident Christine Calderon outside the Hollywood tourist center . 

    Wolstone and the two other men, identified as transients, had their picture taken by Calderon and her friend on June 18. When Calderon declined to give them $1, Wolstone pushed her and "put her in a headlock," according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

    The attack on the Walk of Fame near an American Eagle store was witnessed by several workers and visitors.

    Calderon died after she was stabbed with a knife by one of the other attackers, who pleaded not guilty to murder. The three men were arrested near the entertainment and shopping area.

    The two other men charged in the case are scheduled for a June 4 court appearance.