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Man gets life prison sentence for fatal Raleigh shooting

Posted June 6

Jorge Luis Juarez sits in a Wake County courtroom on June 5, 2014, during his first-degree murder trial for the Oct. 31, 2012, death of Alfonso Canjay Rincon.

— A 22-year-old Durham man was found guilty Friday morning of first-degree murder for the shooting death of a Raleigh man outside his home nearly two years ago.

Jorge Luis Juarez told jurors in his trial Thursday that he was defending himself and three other people when he shot Alfonso Canjay Rincon point-blank early on the morning of Oct. 31, 2012.

Rincon went to investigate a noise outside his home on Foxhall Village Drive and ended up in his car following the four, who Wake County prosecutors say had been breaking into cars looking for stereos.

At some point, according to Juarez, Rincon rammed his car into the car Juarez was riding in, and Juarez rolled down his window and fired.

The jury deliberated for about an hour Friday before deciding its verdict.

Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood sentenced Juarez to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Rincon had become a grandfather shortly before he was killed, and he worked two jobs to support his wife and four children.

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  • 678devilish Jun 10, 12:03 p.m.

    Great! Justice was certainly served here.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Jun 6, 6:23 p.m.

    Glad to hear it.
    Prayers for the loved ones of his victim, and for his family too...now all grieving because of what he did.