A man in California didn’t like how his sister was being treated. So, he decided to shoot the tormenter as he stood in the kitchen.
Now, the killer will likely spend the rest of his life in prison.
This month, a California judge sentenced Jason Anthony Rhine, 44, to 80 years in prison for the killing of Daniel Figueroa. Rhine was convicted of first-degree murder, burglary, being a felon in possession of a firearm and other counts.
According to Patch, police in Banning, California, received a call around 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 12 about a man shot inside a home. When police arrived, they found Figueroa dead in the kitchen.
Rhine was identified as the shooter and arrested more than a week later, according to Patch.
Prosecutors said the night before the attack, Rhine’s younger sister was involved in a fight with Figueroa at her home, according to KESQ. Figueroa went to the home to convince the woman not to break up with him.
An argument started and Figueroa grabbed the woman and took her phone and purse, according to KESQ.
The woman called Rhine, who became angry, the report noted. Around 8:30 a.m. the next morning, Rhine drove to the victim’s house parked out front and went in the front door with a handgun.
Rhine confronted the victim in the kitchen and shot him twice, according to KESQ.
The suspect fled in his car as Figueroa’s three roommates also ran from the area, according to the report. However, the three witnesses were caught nearby and soon identified Rhine as the suspect.
Rhine has a lengthy criminal history, including previous convictions for assault with a deadly weapon resulting in great bodily injury and gang activity, according to KESQ.