Real Honorio gets life sentence for killing innocent bystander Keni Su'a during gang war
A 2nd-degree murder conviction comes with an automatic life sentence with no parole for 10-25 years
For gunning down innocent bystander, Keni Su'a as he ran from a gang shooting at a the Bolsa Restaurant in 2009, Real Honorio has been handed a life sentence with no chance of parole for 16 years.
Honorio was charged with several murders stemming from a gang war that ended seven years ago.
He pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder after his lawyers, Tonii Roulston and Andrea Urquhart, negotiated the plea deal with prosecutors Steven Johnston and Adam May.
"Mr. Honorio's actions express a ruthless disregard for life, not only of rival gang members, but of the public in general by shooting an innocent person in the back," said Justice William Tilleman when delivering the sentence.
The FOB vs. FK gang war peaked in January 2009 when Sanjeev Mann, Aaron Bendle and Su'a were gunned down in a gang revenge plot at the Bolsa Vietnamese Restaurant.
Between 2002 and 2009, 25 people died in the gang war.
Mann, 22, was a known gangster and Bendle, 21, was an associate who had been kidnapped and used as bait to lure Mann to the restaurant. Su'a, an innocent bystander, was killed when he ran from the restaurant.
A second-degree murder conviction comes with an automatic life sentence with no chance of parole for 10 to 25 years.
Crown prosecutors Steven Johnston and Adam May proposed a parole ineligibility of 20 years while Honorio's lawyers, Tonii Roulston and Andrea Urquhart, asked the judge to consider 12 years.
Honorio has already served about seven years of his sentence.