Sacto 9-1-1
July 12, 2013
Two get long prison terms for retaliatory murder

Two men were sentenced to long prison terms today for their first-degree murder convictions in the retaliatory shooting spree in which they killed a man who reportedly robbed one of them in a drug deal.

Vincent Richard Rivera, 27, was sentenced to 96 years-to-life in prison while Fred Huante Jr., 21, received 91 to life in the terms imposed on them by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Allen H. Sumner.

The murder victim, Francisco Flores, 19, had robbed Huante in a South Natomas park before to the shooting. Flores was shot and killed outside a store on Northgate Boulevard at San Juan Road.

Rivera and Huante also were convicted on three counts of attempted murder in the Flores shooting and in another shooting that took place about three weeks before Flores was killed.

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