- Associated Press - Friday, July 29, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who smashed the heads of his estranged wife and an off-duty sheriff’s deputy with a 15-pound block of concrete in a Los Angeles suburb has been resentenced to 35 years to life in prison.

City News Service says 48-year-old Reuben Lujan was resentenced Friday.

Authorities say Lujan confessed to ambushing his wife, Monica Lujan, and her parents’ neighbor, 45-year-old Gilbert Madrigal, in Norwalk in 1998.

Madrigal was walking the woman back to her parents’ home when Lujan attacked them with the concrete cover of a water meter. She had filed for divorce.

Six years ago, a judge ruled that his first-degree murder convictions should be modified to second-degree murder or he should be retried. That was later done.



Lujan’s attorney says the new sentence will be appealed.

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