2 Bakersfield men found guilty of murder of another man at Union Avenue hotel

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Two Kern County men now face sentences of 50 years to life in prison after a jury convicted them of murdering a man in a hotel, last year.

On Monday, Aug. 13, a jury found Guillermo Vasquez and Nicky Carrillo guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of Francisco Amavisca. On Aug. 21, the same jury found Vasquez and Carrillo, guilty of murder for the benefit of a criminal street gang.

Bakersfield police found Francisco Amavisca, 30, at the Residence Hotel on Union Avenue. Amavisca was struck by a bullet in the leg, piercing his femoral artery and causing him to bleed to death within minutes.

A firearm, shell casings, facemasks and surveillance video depicting Vasquez and Carrillo, as they attempted to conceal their identities prior to the shooting, according to a press release by the District Attorney’s office. 

Vasquez and Carrillo are facing 50 years to life at their sentencing scheduled for Sept. 26.

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