Man who shot three people in Salem park gets life term

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The man who opened fire on three men in a Salem park in 2009 was sentenced Monday to life in prison.

Twenty-one-year-old Lorenzo Garcia-Ceja won't be eligible for parole until he's 60.

The Statesman Journal reports he pleaded guilty to murder in the death of 21-year-old Montez Bailey of Salem and pleaded no contest to attempted murder for wounding two of Bailey's friends in Northgate Park.

Garcia-Ceja fled to Mexico after the shooting and was arrested in 2010. He fought extradition but was returned to Salem last March for prosecution.

On June 3, 2010, Mexican law enforcement officers, in cooperation with the FBI, arrested Lorenzo Garcia-Ceja and Manuel Garcia-Ceja in Zamora and the pair were transported to a prison in Mexico City for processing.

On Nov. 3, 2010, Manuel Garcia-Ceja was extradited back to the United States.


Information from: Statesman Journal,

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