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Man Sentenced In Human Smuggler Murder Case

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SANTA ANA (AP) — An Orange County judge has sentenced a man to 25 years to life in prison for the murder and attempted murder of two smugglers of illegal immigrants during a human-trafficking exchange.

The Orange County Register says Huber Juarez Vasquez of Woodburn, Ore., was sentenced Friday after he found guilty for the 2000 shooting death of Victor Camacho behind a fast food restaurant. A second man was shot in the abdomen.

Vasquez’s father, Manuel Juarez, also was found guilty of the same charges and faces up to 57 years to life in prison when he’s sentenced April 13.

Prosecutors said at trial Juarez was supposed to bring money to pay smugglers for bringing his son across the U.S.-Mexican border but instead brought guns and opened fire on the two victims.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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