One of two men convicted of a double-murder in Tarzana shortly after a botched drug deal was sentenced Friday to two life prison terms without the possibility of parole.
Superior Court Judge Martin Herscovitz imposed the term on Guillermo Teran, 27, of Oxnard, who was found guilty last Aug. 29 of two counts of first-degree murder for the June 2, 2015, shooting deaths of Christian Barrera-Rivera, 23, and Sonny Pena, 28.
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.
Co-defendant Tomas Ramos Ochoa, 37, of Los Angeles, was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder. He was sentenced last December to 32 years to life in state prison.
The 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, and Barrera-Rivera died at a nearby hospital.
Teran was arrested a day after the shooting, and Ochoa was taken into custody nearly a week later.
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