Gunman gets prison for murdering teenage girl
Luis Barron fired a shotgun from a passing car in an attempt to kill Joanna Vargas' boyfriend. The couple were dancing in a park in the Clairemont neighborhood of San Diego.
Instead of hitting her boyfriend, the blast struck Vargas in the back, according to testimony at the trial in San Diego County Superior Court.
Barron was convicted of first-degree murder.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego
Photo: Luis Barron weeps as he sentenced to 64 years to life for murdering a teenage girl. Credit: John Gastaldo / U-T San Diego