LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who went on the run for a decade has been sentenced to 32 years to life in prison for a botched Southern California robbery that killed a German tourist.
Thirty-five-year-old Paul Carpenter was sentenced Thursday in Los Angeles. He's the last of four people tried in the 1998 killing of Horst Fietz, who was shot near a Santa Monica hotel after refusing to hand over his wife's handbag.
Carpenter fled to Jamaica and worked at a BMW dealership under a phony name when a tip led to his 2009 arrest. He was convicted in 2011 of murder and attempted robbery.
The gunman, Lamont Dion Santos, was previously sentenced to 35 years to life in prison. Two accomplices got 16 years to life and more than 13 years, respectively.
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