Alvaro Julio Roche-Garcia will get 25 years for the murder of Zenen Cepeda Silva.
Silva, 69, was shot as he walked to his door at a home near Fraser Street and East 51 Avenue on Jan. 26, 2019; emergency services arrived and he was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead once there.
Now, more than two years later, Roche-Garcia (now 60) has been convicted of murder in the case. At the time he fled the scene of the crime, but was arrested a couple of days later.
"Following a trial, a jury returned a guilty verdict on November 6. Roche-Garcia was sentenced to an automatic 25 years in prison," state the Vancouver Police Department in a press release.
Before the trial, Roche-Garcia pled not guilty to the charge of first-degree murder in the case.