Fresno paralegal sentenced in gang member murder

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Updated: 1/10/2014 11:25 am

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Fresno paralegal 28-years-to-life in prison for the first-degree murder and felony mutilation of a Bulldog gang associate.

The Fresno Bee reports that 55-year-old Brian Waldron shouted profanities and berated his lawyers and interrupted the judge several times during his sentencing in Fresno County Superior Court on Thursday.

Waldron was later taken away under heavy security.

Prosecutors say Waldron beat 21-year-old Jonathan Taylor with a metal pipe, dismembered the body with a tree saw and buried it in a shallow grave with charcoal in an attempt to mask the smell.

Waldron told police Taylor had been lurking outside his apartment and had come inside without permission. He told detectives the 2008 killing was done in self-defense.

Prosecutors countered that Waldron did not call 911 after the slaying, and had cleaned up before burying the body.

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