MODESTO -- A judge has sentenced a 27-year-old man to life in prison without the chance for parole for shooting to death a man who sat in a parked car more than four years ago in west Modesto.
It's been nearly 17 months since a jury found Aylwin Dwayne Johnson of Modesto guilty of murder and two counts of assault with a firearm. He was sentenced Monday in Stanislaus County Superior Court.
He was sentenced to serve consecutive prison terms of 42 years to life and life without parole, said Deputy District Attorney Marlisa Ferreira. That means Johnson never will be released from prison.
Authorities said Johnson shot Rodolfo "Rudy" Macias, 33, and a second man as they sat in the parked car. Macias was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other victim was treated for multiple gunshot wounds at a hospital and later released.
The shooting occurred about 12:30 a.m. Oct. 21, 2008, at Faustina and Leon avenues, just west of Dryden Park Golf Course. Johnson was identified as a suspect and turned himself in to authorities a day after the shooting.
The jury deliberated for about four days before it returned a guilty verdict for Johnson. Enhancements for lying in wait and using a gun were attached to the murder charge. The enhancements lengthen his prison sentence.
The jury could not reach a unanimous verdict on a charge of attempted murder.
Witnesses told investigators they saw the shooter, later identified as Johnson, running from the scene. Authorities said Johnson goes by the street name "A-1."
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