A former Vacaville man was sentenced today to two consecutive life terms in prison for killing one man and wounding another when he shot into an occupied vehicle in 2007.Joseph Stanley Duran III, 21, was convicted in August by a Solano County Superior Court jury of the first-degree murder of 19-year-old Angelo Hurst of Vacaville.He was also convicted of the willful and premeditated attempted murder of Brandon Boyd and the attempted murder of Xavier Montano, who was 18 at the time of the incident on June 20, 2007, Deputy District Attorney Krishna Abrams said.Duran shot into Montano’s Cadillac around 9:45 p.m. on Village Court near Cambridge Drive in Vacaville.Hurst was shot in the back as he stood outside the car. Boyd was not injured, and Montano was shot in the leg. Trial testimony indicated Duran did not intend to shoot Hurst or Montano but wanted to shoot Boyd because of a fight they had earlier that day.Duran fled in a van after the shooting and was arrested in Mexico a year later. Solano County Superior Court Judge Harry Kinnicutt sentenced Duran to life without parole for the murder and life with parole for the attempted murder of Boyd.Duran also was sentenced to 69 years in prison for shooting into an occupied vehicle, assault with a deadly weapon and use of a gun enhancements, Abrams said.Abrams said Duran was friends with Hurst. Members of Hurst’s family spoke at the sentencing, hoping Duran would show remorse, but he did not apologize, Abrams said.
Copyright © 2010 by Bay City News, Inc. Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.
We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.