A man was sentenced Monday to at least five decades in prison for his role in the murder of a Santa Maria man in 2014.
Joseph Morales was one of four people arrested for the murder of Javier Limon.
Farm workers discovered his body in a Guadalupe field. Investigators say he had been shot to death.
Morales was an inmate in Los Angeles County but authorities believed he planned the murder from prison using a cell phone.
Morales was sentenced Monday to five years behind bars followed by a sentence of 55 years-to-life. He was convicted in October.
Three others were also charged in connection with Limon’s death. Two have already been sentenced and the third is set to be sentenced on Dec. 17.