Four men were sentenced Aug. 12 to 16 years to life in state prison for attacking a man in Riverside, kidnapping him, and killing him in Long Beach, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
On July 25, a jury found Jose Duenas, 23; Christopher Arevalo Ramirez, 24; Rafael Antonio Portales, 25; and Rafael Bravo, 25, guilty of second-degree murder and kidnapping.
The victim, Hector Campos Jauregui, 24, was an acquaintance of Duenas, Ramirez, and Bravo, prosecutors said. On Sept. 7, 2012, Jauregui was at a Mira Loma home, in Riverside County, with Duenas, Ramirez and Bravo. Sometime that day, Jauregui was shot in the back of the head and hit in the head with a sledgehammer.
According to a witness, Duenas and Ramirez then beat the injured Jauregui in the middle of the street, put him in a car, and drove to Long Beach. Bravo dumped Jauregui’s truck in Pomona, according ...