Sacto 9-1-1
January 8, 2010
Man gets 40-year-to-life for Sacramento robbery murder

By Andy Furillo

Anthony James Winters was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison today for the Sept. 13, 2007, robbery murder of Alfredo Enrique Perez near Stockton Boulevard and Jansen Drive.

Investigators said that Winters, 22, shot the 20-year-old Perez in the back after the victim had gone to a Wells Fargo ATM. Winters' probation report said the robbery appeared to have taken place during the course of a marijuana transaction.

"It certainly was a cowardly act to shoot someone in the back, someone who was unarmed at night," Sacramento Superior Court Judge Maryanne G. Gilliard told Winters, just before she imposed the term.

A jury on Dec. 3 convicted Winters of second-degree murder after a four-day trial.

Friends and relatives of the victim filled every available seat at today's sentencing hearing.

"Don't let them go out at night," Marylou Perez, the victim's mother, said in her impact statement in a message to parents. "Don't let them go out alone. Don't let them die."

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