Richmond: Gang members Steven Valencia Miranda and Ignacio Ruiz sentenced to life in prison without parole for Alvarado Pit Boss Bar and Grill restaurant executions

Malaika Fraley (Contra Costa Times) | June 14, 2013

MARTINEZ — In a courtroom filled with the victims’ grieving family members, two West Contra Costa County gang members were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the ambush murders of two friends inside a Richmond restaurant in 2009.

Judge Barbara Zuniga sentenced Steven Valencia Miranda, 24, and Ignacio Ruiz, 32, on Friday to two consecutive sentences of life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus an additional 50 years to life. They had been convicted by jury in February of two counts of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, gang participation and numerous charge enhancements.

“You executed him like cowards. He didn’t even know you existed. He didn’t even see you. Yet, you killed him and his friend,” a relative of 23-year-old Alvaro Garcia-Pena told the San Francisco man’s killers. The victims’ family members are not being named in this story because of fear of gang retaliation.

Garcia-Pena and Intez Ahmed, 32, of Richmond, were having a beer at Alvarado Pit Boss Bar and Grill on San Pablo Avenue when two gang members came in and shot them dead with a shotgun. The gang chose the victims because they were wearing red, the color claimed by their rival gang, prosecutor Aron DeFerrari said.

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