A man has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for a fatal shooting outside a bar on Fruitridge Road in 2011.
A Sacramento County jury last month convicted Oscar Gaspar, 23, of first-degree murder in the death of 26-year-old Jesus Garcia. He was sentenced Monday by Superior Court Judge Ernest Sawtelle.
On Sept. 4, 2011, while at the Idle Hour bar, Gaspar's girlfriend falsely accused Garcia of being one of a group of men who raped her almost two years earlier, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney's Office news release. Gaspar left, contacted a friend who gave him a gun, then returned to the bar.
Later, as the bar was about to close, Gaspar went outside and hid behind a car until Garcia walked out of the bar. He waited until Garcia walked past him, then stepped out and fired six shots, hitting Garcia five times in the back.