LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – One of two gang members convicted of the fatal shooting of a beloved youth pastor was sentcnced Wednesday to 90 years to life in state prison.

Hopeton Parsley, 25, and co-defendant Kevin Dwayne Green, 31, were foundguilty Feb. 20 of first-degree murder for the June 4, 2012, killing of Compton resident Oscar Duncan.

Jurors also found true gang and gun allegations against both defendants. The jury was not asked to determine which of the two was the actual gunman.

Duncan wasreturning from dinner with his fiance when someone in a car cat-called the woman, according to Deputy District Attorney Eugene Hanrahan.

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Duncan was shot once in the face after approaching the vehicle, Hanrahan said.

The youth minister was not a gang member and had been actively involved in gang-intervention efforts, authorities said.

Green is set to be sentenced June 5 and is facing 50 years to life in state prison.

A third defendant, Nichole Sheran, 20, pleaded guilty to voluntarymanslaughter and is expected to be sentenced June 24 to 11 years in state prison, according to the DA.

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