A Canadian national was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison for his role in the drive-by shooting death of a 17-year-old Lake Forest youth who was gunned down through his bedroom window.
"I just want to apologize, that's all," Jason Paul Legare, 19, of Mission Viejo said before he was sentenced by Santa Ana Superior Court Judge Robert R. Fitzgerald. Legare pleaded guilty to a second-degree murder charge in connection with the December, 1991, slaying of Bylan Hanna.
Legare drove the car from which Matthew Lloyd Conant, 19, also of Mission Viejo, opened fire at Bylan's silhouette as seen from the street, officials said. Conant also was convicted of second-degree murder and was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Carolyn Kirkwood asked Fitzgerald to impose the maximum sentence to send a message that anyone who assists in such a crime will be held as equally responsible as the shooter.