A 28-year-old gang member pleaded guilty Friday to manslaughter and was sentenced to 13 years in prison for his part in the fatal shooting of a member of a rival gang in Stanton two years ago.
Noe Lezama also admitted a sentencing enhancement for gang activity. As part of the plea deal a murder charge with gang enhancements were dropped.
Co-defendant Alfredo Quiroz-Muniz, 27, was convicted in December of first-degree murder with a special circumstances allegation of doing so for a gang. Jurors also found true a sentencing enhancement for the personal discharge of a gun causing death.
Quiroz-Muniz was sentenced May 31 to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Quiroz-Muniz shot and killed 25-year-old Freddy Temple on Feb. 28, 2017, said Deputy District Attorney Chris Alex.
Temple was shot in the back, Alex told jurors in his opening statement of the trial.
Temple had fired his gun that afternoon near Cerritos Avenue and Yana Drive and then ditched the gun and his shirt in an alley, Alex said.
Later, the defendants were seen on home video surveillance pulling up to the victim in a car with Quiroz-Muniz stepping out of the passenger seat and opening fire on Temple at Dale and Lola avenues, Alex said.
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