Man sentenced in fatal shooting of Mexican actor
A 34-year-old man was sentenced July 2 to prison for a 2010 killing in Downey, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rand Rubin sentenced Larry Paul Trujillo to 25 years to life in prison for the shooting death of Hermilio Franco.
In May, Trujillo pleaded no contest to one count of first-degree murder.
Franco, 53, was shot and killed Nov. 3, 2010, in the 9300 block of Gainford Street in Downey, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Franco and his wife awoke after Trujillo and an unknown second assailant entered the Downey home, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
Franco, who appeared in various Mexican films, grabbed his gun and shot Trujillo in the neck, paralyzing him. The second assailant escaped, but Trujillo was unable to move.
The sequence of events leading to Franco's death after he shot Trujillo are unclear, according to the district attorney's office.
Franco was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:45 a.m., according to coroner's records.
-- Caitlin Owens and Maloy Moore