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Santa Barbara County Man Convicted Of Murdering Man Under Orders From Gang Leader

Posted on Friday, October 5, 2012 12:01am

A Santa Barbara County man has been convicted of first degree murder for shooting to death another man under orders of a gang leader.

Santa Barbara County prosecutors say Alejandro Carrillo killed Pedro Gonzales in February of 2010. Investigators say he shot the man to death, and then dumped his body a few miles away, in San Luis Obispo County.

In addition to first degree murder, Carrillo was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of narcotics in jail, possession of a weapon in jail, and street gang allegations.

It’s expected he’ll be senteced to life in prison.

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