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Life in Prison for Drive By Shooting Murder

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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.