Man gets prison term of 33 years to life in homicide case

By The Associated Press | Posted - Feb. 25, 2017 at 12:13 p.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 19-year-old man convicted of a 2014 gang-related killing of a Magna man faces up the life in prison.

A judge sentenced Joe Perez to 33 years to life after applying a weapons enhancement to Perez's first-degree felony murder conviction and imposing consecutive sentences on multiple convictions of other crimes.

A 3rd District Court jury in November convicted Perez in the shooting death of 40-year-old Carlos L. Martinez in front of his home on May 4, 2014.

The Salt Lake Tribune ( ) reports that prosecutors said during the trial the shooting occurred the same day that Martinez and Perez argued and that Perez belonged to a gang and that Martinez formerly belonged to a different gang.

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