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Fatal shooting at Mack Road gas station earns man 82 years to life in prison

Kenneth Barnette was convicted Friday in the shooting death of Darryl Hill at a Mack Road gas station on June 15, 2013.
Kenneth Barnette was convicted Friday in the shooting death of Darryl Hill at a Mack Road gas station on June 15, 2013. Sacramento Police Department

A man convicted of murder in a fatal shooting at a Mack Road gas station in 2013 has been sentenced to 82 years to life in prison.

Kenneth Barnette, 29, was convicted June 5 of first -degree murder, premeditated attempted murder and discharging a firearm at an occupied vehicle. The jury also found that he personally discharged a firearm and personally discharged a firearm causing death, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release. Barnette was sentenced Tuesday by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Shelleyanne Chang.

On June 13, 2013, Barnette was in his vehicle waiting for an available gas pump at the AM/PM on Mack Road. When another vehicle drove toward an available pump, Barnette drove toward the same pump and blocked the vehicle, preventing it from moving, authorities said.

A passenger in the vehicle, Darryl Hill, got out and asked Barnette to move his car. Barnette then got out of his car and started shooting, killing Hill and injuring the driver and another passenger in their car.

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