WOODLAND HILLS—The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office revealed on August 29, that two men were found guilty in a double murder during a drug deal gone bad in 2015.
Guillermo Teran, 27, of Oxnard was convicted by a jury of two counts of first-degree murder with special circumstance allegations of murder during the commission of a robbery, murder by means of discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle and multiple murders. Tomas Ramos Ochoa, 37, of Los Angeles was found guilty of two counts of second-degree murder in case LA083605.
On June 2, 2015, both Christian Barrera-Rivera, 23, and Sonny Peña, 28, were shot in Woodland Hills after driving up to Teran and Ochoa during a drug deal. The victims attempted to drive away, but both defendants, who were also in a vehicle caught up with them in Tarzana. Barrera-Rivera and Peña were found shot near Corbin Avenue and Calvery Street. Peña was pronounced dead on the scene, while Barrera-Rivera died of injuries sustained at a local hospital.
Ochoa is scheduled to be sentenced on October 21 in Department R of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Van Nuys Branch. Teran is scheduled for sentencing on October 28. Ochoa faces 30 years to life in state prison with a consecutive life term and Teran faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorneys Brad Harmon and Elizabeth Karb. The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department, Van Nuys Station.