Jury orders execution for kidnapping, murder

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A gang member will get the death penalty for masterminding the kidnap and murder for hire of a businessman in 2002, an Orange County jury said Thursday.

Anthony Navarro, 40, of Canyon Country was found guilty of recruiting three gang members to kidnap and kill David Montemayor, 44.

The victim’s sister, Deborah Perna, hired Navarro to murder her brother because she believed he was stealing from the family business, authorities said.