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O.C. man sentenced in fatal shooting of estranged wife

October 5, 2012 |  4:09 pm

An Orange County man was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in state prison for fatally shooting his estranged wife in her Santa Ana home, prosecutors said.

Jose Antonio Garcia, 38, was convicted by a jury in June on a felony count of murder, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office. 

Prosecutors said that on the morning of Oct. 16, 2010, Garcia went to the home of his estranged wife, Adriana Garcia, 34, with a firearm. His wife had taken out a restraining order against him because of his past violence against her, prosecutors said. 

Prosecutors said that Jose Garcia shot the woman in the head and left her body in a bedroom. After shooting her, Garcia called 911 on his cellphone. Police found Garcia sitting in his car, parked near the crime scene with the firearm in his possession, and he was arrested, prosecutors said.


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