LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A 25-year-old man convicted of fatally shooting his cousin was sentenced Thursday to prison.
According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Ulises Carbajal Velasco of Norwalk was ordered to life in state prison without the possibility of parole.
On Sept. 29, nearly two years of deliberations, a jury convicted Velasco of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Sentencing enhancements of lying in wait and personally using and discharging a firearm causing death were also found to be true, jurors said.
According to the Velasco, prior to the murder, he believed his estranged wife was having an affair with his cousin, Sergio Lopez.
During the early hours of Sept. 12, Velasco lured Lopez to help find something in a car outside of his Artesia home.
When Lopez bent down into the car, Velasco shot him from behind several times and fled the scene, according to the district attorney.
During a homicide investigation, Velasco returned to the scene and was questioned by police.
Witnesses were able to link him to the killing, which subsequently had him arrested in connection with the incident, officers said.
During the trial, Velasco’s wife testified that she never had an affair with Lopez.