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QUESTION: What happened to the guys who robbed and killed a guy at Kings skating rink in south Sacramento? I think it was in the '80s and they may have been friends of the victim.
Submitted by: Bee, Elk Grove
ANSWER: Daniel Lloyd Fedorenko was sentenced in June 1988 to life in prison without possibility of parole for the shooting death of 23-year-old Kent Johnson.
A Sacramento County jury convicted Fedorenko of being the triggerman in the Oct. 27, 1985 robbery and slaying at California Skate University, a skating rink that Johnson managed for his father.
According to stories in The Bee, Fedorenko and Johnson had known each other since they were children. Fedorenko testified during the trial that he shot Johnson because he believed Johnson had ingratiated himself with Fedorenko's mother.
A second man, David Charles Rodriguez, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. Although he pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree murder, Rodriguez insisted that he had accompanied Fedorenko to the skating rink only for the purpose of robbery.
The two men stole the night's receipts, $1,054.25.
Fedorenko, 50, is at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione.
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