ALHAMBRA - A 24-year-old San Gabriel woman convicted of the gang murder of a high school student was sentenced last week to 50 years to life in state prison.Judge Candace Beason imposed the sentence of Sarah Toledo at a morning hearing Dec. 21. Toledo was convicted June 27 of the first-degree murder of Ryan Dasalla, 17. Toledo is the second defendant convicted in the case. Last August, co-defendant Gabriel Guerrero, 30, was convicted of the same charges. He was sentenced to 84 years to life in prison. The victim, was who shot on April 27, 2005, died from multiple gunshot wounds to the back. The fatal shooting took place about one block away from Gabrielino High School in San Gabriel. Guerrero believed the victim was associated with members of a tagging crew who had beaten his brother the night before. The victim did not participate in the beating, prosecutors said. Toledo helped Guerrero target the victim. The suspected shooter has not been caught.
********** Published: December 29, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 37