Sentenced in Carson Gas Station Killings
October 20, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Joe Scott, Director of Communications
Sandi Gibbons, Public Information Officer
Jane Robison, News Secretary
– A 25-year-old Los Angeles man was sentenced to spend the remainder
of his life in prison today for his role in the 2006 murders of two
Carson gas station employees, the District Attorney’s Office
Deputy District Attorney Beth Widmark said Adam Loza was sentenced
to two consecutive life terms in prison without the possibility of
parole by Compton Superior Court Judge William Chidsey. The
defendant also was ordered to pay $10,000 to the state victims’
In May, Loza was convicted of two counts each of first-degree murder
and attempted robbery. Co-defendants Julio Perez, 24, and Eric
Sanford, 17, were convicted in August and sentenced last month to 50
years to life in state prison.
On Nov. 4, 2006, Eduardo Roco, 74, of Carson, and Esther Arteaga,
32, of Wilmington, were shot to death in a pre-dawn attempted
robbery of a gas station in Carson.
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