LA Cannabis News reports
A 52-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his part in chasing down and fatally shooting a marijuana dispensary worker with a cash-filled backpack in Santa Ana.
Antonio Lamont Triplett was convicted on June 9 of murder, with a special-circumstance allegation of killing during a robbery, and felony second-degree robbery. Orange County Superior Court Judge Richard King tacked on an additional five years to the punishment but stayed the order.
Co-defendants John Ben Taylor and Ryan Jones, both 38, are awaiting trial.
They are accused of killing 29-year-old Osvaldo Garcia of Santa Ana on Sept. 16, 2019.
Garcia was driving home in his Honda Accord when he was run off the road by a gray Nissan at 17th and Bristol streets just before 1 a.m., Senior Deputy District Attorney Mark Birney said. Garcia was on the phone with his girlfriend, Carmen Munoz, at the time.
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