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227-Year Sentence for Man Who Murdered Girlfriend, Shot at Cops During Cemetery Standoff

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Rene Sajid Munoz has been sentenced to 227 years to life in state prison for murdering his girlfriend and firing shots at the Glendale police officers during the ensuing standoff, according to the Daily News.Judge John S. Fisher called the crime a "horrible killing," and refused the proposed motion to give Munoz a new trial on the grounds that his had not been fair.

The April, 2008 crime involved Munoz fatally shooting his girlfriend outside a Mid-City bowling alley because he thought she'd been unfaithful. He then drove to Glendale and parked his vehicle on top of his father's grave at Forest Lawn. Munoz fired shots at the responding Glendale police officers. He was recorded as admitting he'd killed his girlfriend, though following his sentencing he was heard saying "I didn't do it," as he was led out of the courtroom.