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Gang members sentenced to life for Rancho Cordova murders

Rancho Cordova, CA - Two gang members were sentenced to life in prison for murdering three young men in Rancho Cordova last year.

21-year-old Francisco Delgado and 24-year-old Juan Aucencio were sentenced by a Sacramento County Superior Court judge on Friday.

Prosecutors said the shootings occured after the men were beat up by rival gang members. Deputies said the men wanted revenge but couldn't find the people who beat them up, so they drove up behind a group of three young men on bikes and shot them in the backs - killing all three.

The victims are 15-year-old Jamir Miller, 16-year-old Richard Ward and 20-year-old Robert Corpos. All of the young men were related. Both Corpos and Miller had just become fathers.

"I look at my grandson every day and he no longer has his daddy, or his uncle, or his cousin in his life" said Miller's mother Melissa Jellison.  "They were three very important people in his life.

Rancho Cordova serial robbery suspect arrested

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - Sacramento County sheriff's detectives arrested a man Thursday they believe targeted half a dozen local businesses in the past month.

Robbed at gunpoint were the Chevron at 2358 Sunrise Boulevard on May 17; Subway restaurant at 3582 Mather Field Road on May 22; Liquor and Food at 10401 Folsom Boulevard on May 22; Wienerschnitzel restaurant at 11070 Coloma Road on May 29; Pizza Guys restaurant at 2351 Vehicle Drive on June 6; and CVS pharmacy at 3301 Zinfindal Drive on June 10.

In each case, said sheriff's spokesman Deputy Jason Ramos, the robber demanded cash of employees.

Detective work led to the identification of 19-year-old Xavier Lomba as a suspect in the crimes, said Ramos. He said investigators served a search warrant which led to evidence that further implicated Lomba.

Lomba, who is from Rancho Cordova, was booked into Sacramento County Jail on $100,000 bond.

2 convicted of 2010 Rancho Cordova triple murder

SACRAMENTO, CA - Two men accused of gunning down two teens and a man in Rancho Cordova two years ago have been convicted of first degree murder.

Sacramento Superior Court separate juries found Saul Isidoro-Ausencio and Francisco Delgado guilty of killing Jamir Miller, 15; Richard Ward, 16; and Robert Corpos, 20, from a car on Malaga Way on Feb. 13, 2010. The victims were riding their bikes and were shot from behind.

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According to court testimony, Isidoro-Ausencio was looking to get even after a beating at the hands of rival gang members. He and Delgado didn't find the attackers but shot the victims instead, thinking they were gang members.

Sac sheriff: Men in van try to grab boy

SACRAMENTO, CA - A heart-pounding moment for a 12-year-old Sacramento boy Friday morning.

The boy was walking to school on Lincoln Village Drive at about 8:30 a.m. when a white van pulled up beside him and the driver tried to grab his arm, said Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Jason Ramos.

About the same time, the boy told authorities that the van's sliding side door opened and he saw another man crouched in the back.

The boy pulled his arm away and ran home to report what happened. He was not hurt.

The van was described as a white, older model, boxy, American-made vehicle with rust. The boy said the driver was white and in his 50s. The man in the back was described as Hispanic and in his 30s or 40s.

The incident took place on Lincoln Village Drive near Explorer Drive.

Man found guilty of stalking, assault on Sacramento court referee

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Reno man thwarted before he may have hurt the children of a Sacramento County court referee was found guilty of assault with a deadly weapon and felony stalking.

According to the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office, one of defendant John Parlante's children was ordered removed from his home in 2008 by Sacramento County Family Court Judicial Referee Daniel Horton.

Last February, Parlante's traveled Sacramento from Reno and bought an ax at a local Home Depot, per court documents. That same night, Horton reported hearing a loud banging on the front door of his Rancho Cordova home and then saw someone get in a car parked on his street and drive away.

UPDATE: Teen killed in Rosemont shooting identified

SACRAMENTO, CA - An 18 year old who was shot and killed in the Rosemont area on Monday was identified as Joshua Baker of Sacramento on Wednesday.

The shooting was reported on the 2900 block of Folsom Boulevard about noon, said Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Jason Ramos. That's where Baker was found, but the shooting actually took place on Norcade Circle, according to Ramos.

Baker was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died.

Ramos said about 30 people were fighting in the street when shots were fired. Investigators do not know if there was one or more shooters. Ramos said most of the crowd scattered and those remainig  refused to talk.

At least one vehicle and one home were also hit by bullets, Ramos said.

PHOTOS: 2 arrested following Sacramento pursuit, search

SACRAMENTO - Two individuals suspected of stealing a truck were arrested after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a pursuit through Sacramento, then hiding in a field for approximately two hours on Tuesday morning.

PHOTOS: Authorities search Sacramento field for suspected thieves

According to Liz Dutton of the CHP, officers attempted to pull the Ford F-250 over near Watt and Whitney just after 8:00 a.m. when the driver fled. CHP officers pursued and made several attempts to use a PIT maneuver to bring the pursuit to a close, Dutton said.

During an unsuccessful PIT attempt at Notre Dame and Lake Forest Dr., shots were fired, but Dutton did not confirm whether they came from an officer vehicle or from the truck.