Life in Prison for Drive By Shooting Murder

District Attorney Jan Scully announced that the Honorable Ernest Sawtelle sentenced Michael Almeda and Rudy Villa to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

On June 30, 2014, a jury convicted Almeda and Villa of first-degree murder. The jury also found true the special circumstance of shooting from a moving vehicle and arming allegations.

On January 17, 2013, Almeda and Villa shot and killed Alexander Chavez in a drive-by shooting.