One of four men charged in the deadly shooting of a Paso Robles man nearly eight years ago has been sentenced to nearly 25 years in state prison.
As part of a plea agreement, David Rodriguez Hernandez, 44, pleaded to charges of conspiracy, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and voluntary manslaughter and received a sentence of 24 years and eight months.
Victor Hugo Sanchez, 37, was found shot to death in the parking lot of a Paso Robles apartment complex in February 2013.
Prosecutors say Sanchez's ex-girlfriend, Maria del Carmen Granados Fajardo, hired Hernandez and three others to kidnap and injure him.
Sanchez suffered a broken nose and arm after being attacked with a tire iron in October 2012. The group returned a few months later with the intention of kidnapping Sanchez and shooting him in the knees but when he resisted, he was shot and killed.
Fajardo was prosecuted and sentenced to 21 years to life in 2014.
In June 2018, after more than five years on the run, Hernandez was arrested in Mexico and extradited back to San Luis Obispo County for prosecution in the case.
The three other suspects, identified as 25-year-old Edgar Ontiveros and 26-year-olds Louis Henry Madrigal and Alejandro Benjamin Anguiano, still have active warrants out for their arrests.
Anyone with information that could help prosecutors locate the men is urged to contact the District Attorney's Bureau of Investigation at (805) 781-4171 or Crime Stoppers at (805) 549-STOP.