General Crime

* Jesus Gilberto Retamoza Sent to Prison for 1992 Murder of Gabriel Meza

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A Southgate man was sentenced to 11 years in prison today for manslaughter, more than 19 years after the shooting of which he was convicted. Jesus Gilberto Retamoza, 48, fled the scene after being involved in the Sept. 13, 1992 shooting death of Gabriel Meza, 24, in Soledad, according to District Attorney Dean Flippo. He remained a fugitive until May 31, 2009, when he was picked up while trying to re-enter the United States using fake identification. Retamoza was sentenced to six years for voluntary manslaughter and an additional five years for the use of a firearm, Flippo said.

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