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Tustin man sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for killing estranged wife

A Tustin man who fatally shot his estranged wife in the parking lot of a Montebello restaurant where she worked was sentenced Feb. 23 to 50 years to life in prison, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Arthur Andrew Andrade Jr., a 31-year-old Latino, on Monday was denied a new motion for a trial. A judge also denied a request to reduce the jury’s verdict from first-degree murder to manslaughter or second-degree murder.

In December, Andrade was convicted of the March 16, 2013 murder of his estranged wife, Esperanza Soria. Soria was shot six times as she sat in her car in the parking lot of a restaurant.

-- Nicole Santa Cruz

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