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Ventura Man Gets Long Prison Sentence For Murdering His Sister, Assaulting His Mother

Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2013 11:23am

A Ventura County man has been sentenced to 25 years, to life in prison for murdering his sister.

David Morales beat to death Maricruz Morales at the family’s home in Fillmore. Prosecutors say he hit her with a curtain rod and a hammer, as well as choking her. Morales was upset that the family won’t let him move with them into a new apartment, and attacked his 20 year old sister as she was packing some of his belongings.

Morales was convicted of first degree murder for the death of his sister, and received an additional four year sentence after being convicted of attacking his mother.

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