Sacto 9-1-1
February 17, 2012
Convicted murderer in 1991 Sacramento killings gets two life terms

A one-time Sacramento street gang member was sentenced to two life terms with no chance of parole today for the 1991 double killing of two men who were standing outside a club on Stockton Boulevard.

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy M. Frawley imposed the term on Ricky Tran, 39, for the Oct. 25, 1991, drive-by shootings of Huy "Joey" Nguyen, 23, and Quon Anh Tran, 23, outside the Craven Club.

Tran was not arrested until January 2010 in Pennsylvania when his two children reported him to police for a domestic attack on their mother. Fingerprints taken from Tran in that arrest identified him as the suspect in the 1991 killing of the two innocent bystanders.

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