Los Angeles — One of two brothers convicted of fatally beating their neighbor nearly three years ago was sentenced today to 15 years to life in state prison.
On June 12, a jury found Jonathan Macias, 26, guilty of second-degree murder.
His brother, Flavio Macias Jr., 31, also was convicted that day of first-degree murder. Jurors also found true a special allegation that the defendant personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon, a hammer, during the killing.
Deputy District Attorney Michelle Weiske said Flavio Macias Jr. was sentenced to 58 years to life in state prison on July 5.
On Aug. 24, 2015, Flavio Macias Jr. attacked his neighbor, Luis Segura, 44, with paving stones and a hammer. Jonathan Macias served as a lookout, according to evidence presented in court.
When sheriff’s deputies arrived at the location, the Macias brothers barricaded themselves in their home. Law enforcement used tear gas and a K-9, at which point the defendants exited the home and were arrested, the prosecutor added.
The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.