Q: There were two girls celebrating their birthdays at an Irish pub in El Dorado County. One girl got away and the other was shot and killed by a man who took her money and car. What happened to the man?
Luis, South San Francisco
A: Anderson Lavarn Swift of Oakland was sentenced in August to life in prison without possibility of parole for the Jan. 7 shooting death of El Dorado Hills resident Khrista Ibarolle.
Booked on suspicion of of murder, carjacking, vehicle theft and being a felon in possession of a firearm, Swift initially pleaded not guilty but later accepted a plea agreement offered by the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office.
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Ibarolle and a friend had left the 36 Handles Irish Pub & Eatery at the Montaño de El Dorado shopping plaza in El Dorado Hills shortly after midnight, when Swift, 41, confronted them in the parking lot and demanded cash and their car keys. The women ran, but Ibarolle was shot to death in front of the pub. Her friend escaped.
Swift then drove away, heading north on Silva Valley Parkway. He lost control of the woman’s car about 4 miles from the pub. The car crashed through a fence and flipped over, with the wreckage straddling the backyards of two residences. Swift ran off but was captured a short distance from the crash scene.
Swift was admitted to state prison Aug. 19 and currently is at Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy.