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Gang members get 50 years for teen death

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) -- Two California gang members have been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy.

Salinas police investigators say four gang members drove to an intersection to commit a retaliatory gang shooting in July 2010 and Frankie Sanchez Jr. was shot in the head and killed while sitting in a parked car.

The Salinas Californian (http://bit.ly/VnUCRZ) says 21-year-old Ricardo Martinez and 22-year-old Santiago Ortiz were sentenced on Wednesday. They were convicted of murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle for the benefit of a criminal street gang.

Two other defendants _ 21-year-old Roberto Montejano and 25-year-old Alberto Colin Prado _ pleaded guilty to conspiracy and gang charges. They were each sentenced to prison for four years.


Information from: The Salinas Californian, http://www.californianonline.com

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