Drive-by killer gets 158 years

June 11, 2013
Armando Yepez

Armando Yepez

A Santa Maria man was sentenced Monday to 158 years in state prison for the drive-by murder of Arroyo Grande teenager Gabriel Salgado.

The youth was gunned down Nov. 17, 2011, by Armando Yepez while standing on a street corner in Oceano with a number of other young men.

Yepez, 22, is a reputed gang member who chose victims indiscriminately, according to prosecutors.

An effort by Yepez to gain a new trial was denied just prior to his sentencing.



  1. justchuck says:

    Sounds like the program Fringe.

  2. fat chance says:

    Good riddance…hope he dies young…..

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