Gunman in Foothill Farms murder receives 2 life sentences

6:32 PM, Feb 8, 2013   |    comments
Nathaniel James Carter
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SACRAMENTO, CA - The convicted killer of a man shot during a 2010 robbery attempt was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 25 years to life in prison, says the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office.

In January, a Sacramento jury found Nathaniel James Carter guilty of first degree murder and other charges in connection to the Oct. 29, 2010 fatal shooting of 35-year-old Steven Carmassi in Foothill Farms. Carter was accused of shooting Carmassi in the chest as he tried drive away from what prosecutors said was a robbery attempt by Carter and two others, according to court records.

Co-defendant DeJohng Taylor, who pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter, received a seven year prison sentence Friday.

Co-defendant Latics Collins, who pled guilty to first-degree murder and attempted robbery, was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison on Jan. 18.


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