Man gets 25-years-to-life sentence for fatal stabbing of Santa Barbara restaurant worker
Investigators say killing was unprovoked, with gang members chasing down and killing man as he was walking home from work.
A gang member has received a 25-years-to-life sentence for the fatal stabbing of a Santa Barbara restaurant worker.
Alberto Torres was walking home from work in June of 2019 when he was chased down, and attacked.
Igor Ortiz pled guilty to first-degree murder, and other charges in connection with the killing. Two other members of the gang are still in jail, facing charges in connection with the murder.
Prosecutors say the attack was unprovoked, and that Torres tried to run away before he was caught and stabbed nine times by the gang members.