TORRANCE (AP) — A Southern California man convicted of killing three people, including two brothers, in a gang shooting has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole.
City News Service says Luis Erasmo Rivera Garcia of Compton was sentenced Friday for the August 2008 attack that occurred near Inglewood.READ MORE: Witnesses Describe Chaotic Scene As Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting Unfolds Near U.S. Open Of Surfing
Garcia was convicted last fall of first-degree murder for shooting Los Angeles residents Jose Farias, Victor Farias and Vidal Rebolledo. He also was found guilty of attempting to murder a fourth person.READ MORE: Marvel Suing To Keep Rights To 'Avengers' Characters From Copyright Termination
Authorities believe Garcia mistook the victims for rival gang members.
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