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Rosemont man who killed father gets 40 to life

Daniel Cartwright, 20, was found guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of his father.
Daniel Cartwright, 20, was found guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of his father. Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

A man who shot and killed his father with a bullet in the back was sentenced today to 40 years to life in prison.

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Sharon A. Lueras imposed the term on Daniel David Cartwright, who is now 20, for the Nov. 6, 2012, killing of his father, Richard Cartwright, 40, in their Rosemont apartment.

Jurors convicted Daniel Cartwright last month of second-degree murder with a sentencing enhancement that he personally discharged a firearm in the killing of his father.

Cartwright testified at trial that his father physically and emotionally abused him.

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