Man gets 38 years in prison for mother's murder

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The man accused of killing his mother in her own home has been sentenced to 38 years in prison.

Andrew Sanchez, 22, admitted that he shot and killed Elvira Barajas, 44, back in 2007. The shooting happened on Alta Avenue near Reedley.

Sanchez pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter. Sanchez says he was involved in a criminal street gang. He will be serving his sentence at Wasco State Prison in Kern County.

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