Sacto 9-1-1
November 30, 2012
Shooter gets 55 years to life in Foothill Farms murder

Manuel Martin Guzman was sentenced to prison today for 55 years to life for the July 17, 2011, shooting death of Mario Jose Rodriguez.

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Pamela Smith-Steward gave the 39-year-old Guzman the term as a result of the defendant's second-degree murder conviction in September.

According to testimony at trial, the shooting took place in Guzman's Foothill Farms apartment during a dispute the two men had over the 36-year-old victim's former girlfriend.

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