Sex Crimes

Psychologist faces sentencing for 1995 killing in California

Norma Patricia Esparza sits during her sentencing hearing with her attorney, Jack Earley on Friday, July 15, 2016, in Santa Ana, Calif. Esparza a former psychology professor was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for the 1995 killing of a man she says raped her while she was a Southern California college student. Esparza, pleaded guilty in 2014 to voluntary manslaughter in exchange for the sentence in the death of Gonzalo Ramirez. She did not speak as she was sentenced with two co-defendants. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)

Norma Patricia Esparza sits during her sentencing hearing with her attorney, Jack Earley on Friday, July 15, 2016, in Santa Ana, Calif. Esparza a former psychology professor was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for the 1995 killing of a man she says raped her while she was a Southern California college student. Esparza, pleaded guilty in 2014 to voluntary manslaughter in exchange for the sentence in the death of Gonzalo Ramirez. She did not speak as she was sentenced with two co-defendants. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)  (The Associated Press)

A psychologist is expected to be sentenced to six years in prison for the 1995 killing of a man she says raped her while she was a college student.

Norma Patricia Esparza is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday in Orange County Superior Court along with two co-defendants.

Esparza pleaded guilty in 2014 to voluntary manslaughter in exchange for a six-year sentence for the killing of Gonzalo Ramirez.

Authorities say Esparza pointed out Ramirez at a bar in 1995 to her former boyfriend Gianni Van and others who kidnapped and killed him.

Ramirez's bloodied body was found by the side of a road in Irvine, California, but the case went cold for years.

Esparza became a psychology professor. She was arrested in 2012 while visiting the United States from France.