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Tuesday, Oct 01 2013 03:55 PM

Gang member gets death for 2010 shooting

By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

A gang member who shot and killed a man in east Bakersfield in January 2010 over perceived disrespect, was convicted of first-degree murder Tuesday and sentenced to death by a Kern County jury.

Francisco Beltran Jr., 28, a member of the Varrio Baker Sureno gang, was convicted of killed Ruben Tafoya on Jan. 24, 2010 on Columbus Street.

Just a month earlier, Beltran had shot and severely wounded Antonio Galvan during a robbery in concert with other gang members.

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