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Pair Sentenced For Murder, Attempted Murder Outside of Westlake District Church

Posted by Fay Arfa | Apr 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Two women were sentenced today to decades in state prison for killing a man and attempting to kill another person outside a Westlake district church in 2012, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

Janeth Lopez, 26, was sentenced to 40 years to life in state prison, while Ivy Navarrete, 34, was given a 60 years-to-life term by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Curtis Rappe. They were found guilty in November of second-degree murder, attempted murder and felony vandalism. Gun and gang allegations also were found to be true.

At an earlier trial, Pedro Martinez, 27, was convicted of similar counts and was sentenced last March to 100 years to life in prison.

Deputy District Attorney Robert Rabbani of the Hardcore Gang Division said the trio were responsible for the slaying of 25-year-old Andres Ordonez on Nov. 4, 2012.

Lopez sprayed graffiti on the walls of the Iglesia Principe de Paz church in the Westlake area when Ordonez and another parishioner came outside, the prosecutor added.

Martinez, who was sitting in a car nearby, got out of the vehicle and opened fire, killing Ordonez and wounding the other churchgoer. Lopez and Martinez fled and jumped into a car driven by Navarrete.

Case BA404685 was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Los Angeles County District Attorney / Case BA404685 / April 8, 2016

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