Lower Valley Gang Members Sentenced to Life for Shooting
Monday afternoon, four men were handed heavy sentences for shooting up a mobile home in Outlook with seven people inside. Armando Lopez looked to be in good spirits, despite a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. While Jose Mancilla, Nicholas James,and Jaime Lopez showed almost no emotion.
They’re all members of the Sureno gang who shot at a rival member’s house armed with an assault rifle, and several other firearms. Their seven convictions on assault and drive by added up to at least 55 years behind bars, but the real prison time comes from weapons enhancements: Each charge comes with a five year sentence. Multiply that times three for each separate weapon, and seven for the different people inside the home that was shot. It all adds up to another 105 years in a cell.
Each of the defendants now has 30 days to appeal.