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Man convicted in 1993 killings of his estranged wife, and her boyfriend in Ventura County

 A Santa Barbara County man has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the death someone trying to break up a confrontation.
Bill Oxford
It took nearly three decades for justice to be served in the murder of a Ventura County couple.

Gunman fled to Mexico after murders, but was arrested there more than two decades later and brought back to U.S. to stand trial.

A Ventura County man has been convicted of murdering his estranged wife, and her boyfriend nearly 30 years ago.

Prosecutors say in October of 1993, Everado Meza Alamillo went to Adriana Meza’s Santa Paula home. They say he shot her and her boyfriend Armando Cauich Junior to death.

Meza’s two year old daughter with his estranged wife was in the home at the time of the attack, but she was unharmed.

Alamillo fled to Mexico, where he was arrested in 2015. He was extradited back to the United States to stand trial in Ventura County. It’s expected the 53-year-old man will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.