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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1993
A Los Angeles gang member convicted of the ambush murder of a Boyle Heights gang intervention counselor was sentenced this week to life in prison without parole. Jose Gilbert Gonzales, 30, was convicted of first-degree murder last month for shooting Ana Lizarraga to death in the driveway of her Lancaster Avenue home on May 13, 1992. Superior Court Judge Michael Tynan also sentenced Gonzales to 10 additional years in prison for a gun charge and probation violation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1993
A Los Angeles gang member convicted of the ambush murder of a Boyle Heights gang intervention counselor was sentenced this week to life in prison without parole. Jose Gilbert Gonzales, 30, was convicted of first-degree murder last month for shooting Ana Lizarraga to death in the driveway of her Lancaster Avenue home on May 13, 1992. Superior Court Judge Michael Tynan also sentenced Gonzales to 10 additional years in prison for a gun charge and probation violation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1992
An alleged gang member pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder charges in connection with the execution-style shooting of a well-known Boyle Heights gang intervention worker. Jose Gilbert Gonzales, 29, was charged with one count of murder with the special circumstance of laying in wait and one count of personal use of a firearm. He was ordered held without bail. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for July 6.
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June 13, 1993 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a discreet corner booth of the Colima Restaurant on Sunset Boulevard, while armed marshals stood watch outside, a former Mexican Mafia hit man confirmed what actor Edward James Olmos feared. Since the release of the movie "American Me," his harsh tale of Chicano prison gangs, Olmos had been shaken by rumblings that the Mexican Mafia wanted him killed.
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May 21, 1992 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of family members and friends crowded into Santa Teresita Church in Boyle Heights on Wednesday and others gathered outside to pay final respects to a woman who had earned a reputation on the streets for respecting her neighbors. Ana Lizarraga, 49, a gang counselor to a generation of youths at the Ramona Gardens housing project in East Los Angeles, was fatally shot last week in an ambush attack by two masked gunmen. A man has been arrested in the slaying and faces murder charges.
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