Fallbrook man sentenced to 20 years for attack on octogenarian


Last updated 11/7/2019 at 4:57am

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VISTA (CNS) - A 24-year-old Fallbrook resident who attacked an octogenarian and two other men outside a Fallbrook church, punching two of them and stomping the 86-year-old to death, was sentenced Tuesday, Oct. 29, to 20 years to life in state prison.

Keith Vasquez pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges of second-degree murder and assault in connection with the Sept. 21, 2016, beating death of Magnus Johnson, as well as the assaults of two other men, ages 62 and 63.

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