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Last Man Sentenced in Carson Gas Station Killings

October 20, 2008
Contacts: Joe Scott, Director of Communications
Sandi Gibbons, Public Information Officer
Jane Robison, News Secretary
Shiara Dávila, Assistant PIO
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COMPTON – 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 announced.

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’ restitution fund.

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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