Son Given Probation in Father's Fatal Shooting

From United Press International

A 20-year-old Glendale man was sentenced to five years' probation Friday for shooting to death his father, a Filipino-American newspaper executive, and trying to disguise the slaying as a political assassination.

Pasadena Superior Court Judge Gilbert Alston also ordered Arnel Salvatierra to continue psychiatric counseling.

Salvatierra was held in custody after his arrest for the February, 1986, slaying of Oscar Salvatierra, 41, the marketing director for the San Francisco-based Philippine News. But he has been free on his own recognizance since jurors acquitted him in December of first-degree murder and convicted him of the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter.

Alston imposed no further time in custody for Salvatierra, who could have been sentenced to state prison for up to 11 years.

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