Man sentenced in San Gabriel high school student’s slaying

SAN GABRIEL – A 29-year-old Rosemead man will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars after a judge sentenced him Thursday to 84 years to life in prison for the murder of a Gabrielino High School senior, authorities said.
Gabriel Guerrero was convicted Aug. 30 in Alhambra Superior Court of the shooting death of 17-year-old Ryan Dasalla, who was shot in the back on April 27, 2005, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s officials said in a written statement.
He was convicted of first-degree murder, as well as gang and gun enhancements, she said. The court denied a defense motion for a new trial.
Guerrero, his brother Daniel Guerrero, who remains a fugitive, and co-defendant Sarah Toledo were accused in the slaying, which occurred about a block away from Gabrielino High School, officials said.
Toledo, who allegedly helped the Guerrero brothers target the victim, faces the same charges as Gabriel Guerrero when her case goes to trial Nov. 24, authorities added.
The Guerrero brothers – who are both members of the Varrio Nueva Estrada street gang – targeted Dasalla because they believed he was involved with a tagging crew that took part in the beating of their younger brother the night before, officials said.
In addition to his prison sentence, Gabriel Guerrero was also ordered by Alhambra Superior Court Judge Dorothy Shubin to pay restitution to the state Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, as well as to Dasalla’s parents.

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  • Let-Go Juror

    SEE: I knew this guy (Guerrero)was going down. The prosecutor let me go cause she thought I was “too intelligent” for my own good; possibly thinking I would be the “hung trial” part of the Jury Pool. There was no way he was going to get off once we all heard that he “shot the victim in the back” and it was the wrong kid anyway. He and his girlfriend are portrayed as ‘innocent’ looking misjudged individuals, but although he looks sorry (I would be too if I just served 5 years awaiting trial), she (Toledo) looks as she’s bored & has no remorse