NORWALK, Calif. – A San Gabriel Valley gang member has been sentenced to death for killing two people in Whittier, including a man who was stabbed in a case of mistaken identity.
Thirty-nine-year-old Gabriel Ronquillo was sentenced Thursday for murder with special circumstances. Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Randy Fruto says the judge rejected a motion for a new trial. He says Ronquillo didn't make any statement to the court.
Prosecutors say Ronquillo provided the gun and gave the killer a lift before rival gang member David Borunda was shot to death in 1999 as he sat in a car.
Ronquillo also was convicted of stabbing Gary Frausto when the man answered the door in 2004. Prosecutors say the Mexican Mafia had ordered Frausto's brother executed and Ronquillo made a mistake.