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Second man sentenced in murder of good Samaritan at Woodland mobile home park

Woodland murder victim Ronald Antonio
Woodland murder victim Ronald Antonio Yolo County District Attorney’s Office

The second of two men convicted of chasing down and fatally stabbing a good Samaritan at a Woodland mobile home park has been sentenced 90 years to life in prison.

Justin Gonzalez, 23, was sentenced Friday by Yolo County Superior Court Judge Daniel Maguire for the August 2016 murder of 41-year-old Ronald Antonio at Casa del Sol, a mobile home park on East Street, according to a Yolo County District Attorney’s Office news release. Judge Maguire previously sentenced 19-year-old Alexis Velazquez to life n prison without possibility of parole for his role in the slaying.

A jury in December convicted Gonzalez of second-degree murder. He was also found to have two prior strike offenses under California’s “three strikes” law for gang-related activity, including involvement in a 2013 shooting in Woodland and a separate gang-related attack on two people outside a 7-Eleven store in Woodland, also in 2013, the news release said.

Velazquez was convicted of first-degree murder with enhancements for gang-related offenses.

Gonzalez and Velazquez were roaming the mobile home park on Aug. 30, 2016, accosting people they thought were rival gang members, according to the news release. About the same time, Antonio was walking out of a mobile home with a friend, when they encountered a woman who was bleeding from a fresh cut on her arm. Antonio removed his shirt and gave it to the injured woman, who was a stranger to him, to stop the bleeding.

Moments later, Gonzalez and Velazquez came around the corner, armed with knives, and chased Antonio, apparently thinking he was a rival gang member, the news release said. They pursued Antonio to the front of his own home, where they attacked him, beating and stabbing him to death.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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