Man gets life for fatal carjacking

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Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 9:04 am

MIAMI (AP) - A South Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for a fatal carjacking A Miami-Dade judge sentenced 26-year-old Cesar Ruiz on Tuesday.

He was convicted in October of first-degree murder. Authorities say Andres Felipe Del Castillo was on a break from work in June 2007 when Ruiz and 18-year-old Emilio Perez-Tejon pulled him over using police-type lights.

Ruiz held Del Castillo at gunpoint while the two drove off in Del Castillo's 1996 Impala. Perez-Tejon was later arrested in possession of Del Castillo's ID and credit cards and told police about Ruiz.

The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/13fdHN6) reports that Perez-Tejon's trial began this week.

___ Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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