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What happened in the case of Clifford Owens, who was fatally shot in 2005?

– Mya, Sacramento

Four men are serving time in state prison for their roles in the murder of 22-year-old Clifford Thomas Owens of Sacramento.

According to stories in The Sacramento Bee, Owens was shot in the head on the evening of July 26, 2005, during a struggle over a backpack at a Valero gas station in the 8400 block of Florin Road. Owens’ assailants, all in their late teens at the time, reportedly lured him to the station with an offer to purchase marijuana from him.

Juries convicted Daniel Perez, the shooter, and Adrian Frank Andrade of murder. Perez was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole and Andrade, to 25 years to life. Christopher Leo Moyo and Michael Troy Montano pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter. Moyo received an 11-year sentence and Montano, a 12-year sentence.

Perez, now 26, is at the California Substance abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran. Adrade, 26, is at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City. Moyo, 26, is at a Community Correctional Facility in the Central Valley, and Montano, 28, is at California State Prison, Sacramento, in Folsom.