Alys McNair was again sentenced Thursday to 45 years to life in prison for the 1982 sniper slayings of three people in a Chula Vista trailer park.
A sanity trial April 9 had found McNair, 61, to be sane at the time of the shootings. McNair pleaded guilty in 1983 to three counts of second-degree murder but an appellate court ruled last year the sanity issue was left unresolved.
San Diego Superior Court Judge Thomas Duffy gave McNair the same sentence another judge had given him in 1983, ordering that the three 15-year terms run consecutively.
The Feb. 17, 1982, shootings were sparked by McNair's anger over his neighbor's barking dogs. He shot and killed the neighbor, Gloria DeCastro, 62; her son, Cesar Escutia, 36, and Monique Gerard, 23, who was driving past the scene of the shooting.