Man gets 25 to life in prison for security guard murder www.privateofficer.com
Juan Jose Hernandez Mendoza was sentenced Wednesday by a Napa County judge for killing Manuel Reyes, a guard at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville in August 2003.
Prosecutors say Hernandez Mendoza stabbed the 58-year-old Reyes in his car. After the car crashed, Reyes was found dead on the side of the road.
DNA from the scene identified Hernandez Mendoza as a suspect, but he eluded authorities for years until he was arrested for molesting a child in Oregon—a crime for which he is serving nearly 15 years.
Because the 31-year-old Hernandez Mendoza will have to serve the sentences concurrently, he won’t be eligible for parole for nearly 41 years.