SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Two people convicted of killing of a woman at a Sacramento motel in 2017 have been sentenced to life in prison without parole, the Sacramento D.A.’s office says.
The incident happened back in March 2017.READ MORE: 1 Reportedly Shot During Brawl Outside Target In Roseville
Prosecutors say James Martin Baca and Rebecca Irene Temme drove to the Surf Motel in North Sacramento to get a tattoo. After going into a room, Baca pulled out a gun and told the people inside to give up their cellphones.
Baca and Temme also allegedly demanded a woman’s car keys. The woman, Leonora Montoya, wouldn’t comply, so Baca shot her, prosecutors say. The pair took Montoya’s keys and took off. Deputies later found Montoya with a fatal gunshot wound to the head. Law enforcement officers eventually arrested the pair in Redwood City.READ MORE: Teen Reported Missing On American River In Rancho Cordova
On May 14, 2019, a jury found Baca and Temme guilty of first-degree murder and robbery. Baca was also convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Baca’s rap sheet includes convictions for assault with a deadly weapon; possessing dangerous weapons; destroying or concealing evidence for the benefit of a street gang; battery against a peace officer; possession of dirk or dagger; threatening a public officer; and domestic violence.
Temme was featured during the Netflix series “Jailbirds”, which shows life behind bars for women at Sacramento County Main Jail.MORE NEWS: Teen Suspected Of DUI In Fatal Highway 99 Crash Overnight Identified As Alan Reyes, 19, Of Roseville
Temme’s criminal history includes convictions for the battery of a peace officer while in custody; aggravated battery while in custody; felony evading a peace officer; and felony vehicle theft.