A Pacoima man was sentenced to life in prison and his brother received 34 years to life Tuesday for stabbing a transient to death and attempting to kill his companion in a quest for beer money.
Miguel Zamora Rendon, 20, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his part in the murder of Aracadeo Camacho, 27, and the stabbing of Jorge Landeros, 33, on March 7, 1987. A San Fernando Superior Court jury in August found him guilty of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. He also was convicted of robbing Landeros and of attempting to rob Camacho.
Salvador Zamora Rendon, 21, was sentenced to 34 years to life in prison for his part in the attacks. A separate jury found him guilty of first-degree murder, attempted second-degree murder, robbery and attempted robbery.
The Rendons confessed to police that they had planned “to go roll some winos to get money for beer,” said Deputy Dist. Atty. Shellie L. Samuels.
The brothers killed Camacho, who was standing outside his makeshift lean-to, by stabbing him in the stomach during a robbery attempt. Moments later, they tried to kill Landeros by stabbing him in the chest, wrist and face while robbing him of $35. Landeros recovered and testified at the trial, although he bore scars and his injuries were still painful.