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Life sentence for Los Angeles man who randomly murdered five people

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man who randomly opened fire on people in 2014, killing five and injuring seven, has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole. .

His 42-year-old Alexander Hisnandez, from the Sylmar district of the city, was sentenced to life imprisonment multiple times on charges of rampage.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office originally sought the death penalty for Hernandez, but dropped its request in 2021. After the 2020 elections, District Attorney George Gascon announced a policy to generally prohibit prosecutors from seeking the death penalty.

According to authorities, Hernandez mainly attacked people in his valley of the city of San Fernando from March 2014 to August. Two 12-year-olds were in the car with his parents.

Many victims were shot while in their cars, on their way home from work, or on their way to church or other activities. Authorities said one man died while standing in a parking lot and another while walking through Sylmar Park, while a teenager was shot in his car after dropping off his girlfriend after his high school prom.

Authorities said there was no discernible motive for the attack. In some of them, Hernandez fired from his vehicle, which had a "white skull" and a sticker with the number "666" adorned on the rear, officials said. stalked the victim before opening fire with a shotgun, prosecutors said.

He was convicted last May of five counts of murder under special circumstances, 11 counts of attempted murder, and more than a dozen of his counts, including cruelty to animals and illegal possession of firearms. I received

Prior to his murder trial, he shot several dogs and did not object to killing two of them.