A judge sentenced a Ceres man to 80 years to life in prison Friday for second-degree murder stemming from an exchange of insults that resulted in the shooting deaths of two men.
Timothy Carrillo, 37, is accused of showing up at his cousin's apartment about 4 a.m. on April 15, 2008, then opening fire on her boyfriend, Pete Garcia.
Authorities said Garcia, 29, died after an exchange of gunfire with Carrillo, and Cary Thompson Jr., 22, was caught in the crossfire as he slept on a living room couch. The men, both from Modesto, died at the scene.
Garcia shot Carrillo twice.
The trial did not produce a definitive answer as to who fired first. Prosecutors said the evidence strongly pointed to a simultaneous outburst of gunfire.
Instead of handing out two first-degree murder convictions, the jury returned with guilty verdicts of second- degree murder. First-degree murder convictions require premeditation.