One of two men convicted of a double-murder in Tarzana shortly after a botched drug deal was sentenced Wednesday to 32 years to life in state prison.
Tomas Ramos Ochoa, 37, of Los Angeles was found guilty Aug. 29 of two counts of second-degree murder for the June 2, 2015, shooting deaths of Christian Barrera-Rivera, 23, and Sonny Pena, 28.
Co-defendant Guillermo Teran, 27, of Oxnard, was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder.
Jurors 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 against Teran, who is facing life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Teran is set to be sentenced Dec. 17 in a Van Nuys courtroom.
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 taken into custody a day after the shooting, and Ochoa was arrested almost a week later.