Bank Slayings

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A 27-year-old suspect in the slaying of five people in a Norfolk bank in 2002 Friday was sentenced to five life terms in prison.

Gabriel Rodriguez of Norfolk had been found guilty of five counts of first-degree murder in his trial. He also was given another 50-100 years for five weapons counts. The sentences are to be served consecutively.

Coni Johnson of rural O'Neill, the mother of bank victim Lisa Bryant, turned to Rodriguez as she sat on the witness stand and told him there are many kids still in pain by what he and his friends did that day in September 2002.

Killed were Bryant, Jo Mausbach, Sam Sun, Lola Elwood and Evonne Tuttle.

Also convicted in the case have been Jose Sandoval; Erick Vela; and Jorge Galindo.


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