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Man gets life for deadly L.A. County joyride

A man who shot at strangers during a deadly Southern California joyride has been sentenced to 373 years to life in state prison.

Twenty-three-year-old Alejandro Lazo was sentenced Monday.

Prosecutors said that Lazo and his girlfriend, 29-year-old Reyna Gomez of Whittier, carjacked a driver in Pico Rivera in April 2017 and drove around for hours, taking turns shooting at people and cars.

A driver was killed as he waited with his family in a car at a red light in La Mirada. Two other people were wounded.

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Gomez and Lazo, both gang members, had been released from prison six months earlier.

Lazo was convicted last month of first-degree murder, carjacking, and 12 counts of attempted murder.

Gomez was sentenced last year to more than 350 years to life in prison.


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