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Central Coast Man Sentenced to Life In Prison Without The Possible Of Parole In Kidnapping, Torture Case

Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:36pm

A Central Coast gang member was sentenced today to spend the rest of his life behind bars without the possibility of parole for kidnapping, and torturing a man.

Luis Almanza of Lompoc had been found guilty of kidnapping, torture, and the use of a deadly weapon in connection with drug dealing.

The unidentified man survived the attack.

Prosecutors say 12 people were originally involved with the case, but 10 of them reached plea deals.

Raymond Daniel Macias, who prosecutors called the gang leader, was also convicted of kidnapping and torture charges, and is also facing life behind bars.

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