Bakersfield man sentenced to jail, probation for deadly 2017 shooting

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A Bakersfield man has been sentenced to 180 days in jail and probation for a 2017 shooting that left a man dead in front of an elementary school.

Police say Luis Alberto Ortega-Romero was told that his car was being vandalized. Ortega-Romero then confronted Ernesto Venegas.

The men briefly argued, and when Venegas brandished a knife, Ortega-Romero fired several shots, fatally hitting him in the back.

Ortega-Romero pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in January, and after negotiations in the court, the judge ruled he’d receive 180 days, 500 hours of community service and 3 years of probation.

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