RIVERSIDE - A 43-year-old Perris man who gunned down his next-door neighbor during a noise dispute, shooting him more than a dozen times, was sentenced today to 53 years to life in state prison.
Alexander Richard Aguayo was convicted last month of first-degree murder for the 2018 slaying of 37-year-old Raul Carbajal.
Along with the murder count, jurors also found Aguayo guilty of possession of an assault rifle, carrying a loaded firearm without a permit, and sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations.
Riverside County Superior Court Judge Bernard Schwartz imposed the sentence required by law during a hearing at the Riverside Hall of Justice.
According to a trial brief filed by Deputy District Attorney Nick Kliebert, on the afternoon of May 4, 2018, the defendant was l