Fernando Nanda Torres Guilty of Murdering Michael Barragan as He Left 2010 House Party
That sets Torres up for a possible sentence of 50 years to life in state prison at a hearing scheduled for Aug. 17 in Santa Ana, although the defendant's attorney told City News Service he will seek a new trial.
Santa Ana resident Michael Barragan and his friends were partying in the home of Patrick John Palomino, 46, in the 400 block of North Newhope Street near Fifth Street in Santa Ana on March 13, 2010.
Michael Barragan, 2010 OC Homicide No. 7: Executed at a House Party
Torres was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder with a sentencing enhancement for gang activity.
Palomino, who is also a longtime gang member, was originally charged with murder and gang sentencing enhancements in the case. He pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon in January 2010.
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