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Two brothers sentenced for fatal stabbing

Two brothers were sentenced Jan. 15 for killing an 18-year-old man at Cleveland High School in Reseda, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Anthony Carpio, 18, was sentenced to 16 years to life in state prison and Michael Steven Carpio, 20, was sentenced to 15 years to life, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Scott Marcus. On Oct. 31, the brothers were found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Kevin Orellana, Marcus said.

According to Marcus, a third co-defendant, Michelle Pineda, 21, was sentenced Nov. 4 to two years in county jail after pleading no contest on Oct. 20 to being an accessory after the fact with knowledge of the crime.

Orellana was stabbed to death April 24, 2013, in the 8100 block Vanalden Avenue in Reseda, according to Los Angeles County coroner's records.

The slaying occurred after the brothers approached Orellana as he played handball on campus after school and challenged him as a possible gang rival.

Witnesses said that during the fight, Anthony Carpio stabbed Orellana. The brothers then ran to a getaway vehicle driven by Pineda, prosecutors said.

--Maloy Moore

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