Two men were convicted Thursday of the murders of two men in Tarzana shortly after a botched drug deal.
Jurors found Guillermo Teran, 27, of Oxnard, guilty of two counts of first-degree murder for the June 2, 2015, shooting of Christian Barrera-Rivera, 23, and Sonny Pena, 28.
The panel also found true the special circumstance allegations of murder during the commission of a robbery, murder by means of discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle and multiple murders, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Teran is facing life in prison without the possibility of parole, with sentencing set Oct. 28 in a Van Nuys courtroom.
Co-defendant Tomas Ramos Ochoa, 37, of Los Angeles, was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder.
He is facing 30 years to life in state prison, with sentencing expected Oct. 21, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
The two victims were initially fired upon in Woodland Hills soon after driving up to a vehicle containing the defendants for what was to be a drug deal, according to evidence presented at the trial.
Barrera-Rivera and Pena sped away, but Teran and Ochoa caught up with them in Tarzana, and the victims were found shot near Corbin Avenue and Calvert Street, according to prosecutors.
Pena was pronounced dead at the scene, while Barrera-Rivera died later at a nearby hospital, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Teran was arrested a day after the shooting, with Ochoa being arrested almost a week after the shooting.
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