(May 10, 2003) -- A gang member from Compton who murdered LBPD Officer Daryle Black in April 2000 has been sentenced to death for his crime.
In a May 9 court proceeding, LB Superior Court Judge Joan Comparet-Cassani imposed the sentence on Ramon Sandoval Jr., who mortally wounded Officer Black and severely wounded his partner, Officer Rick Delfin, who still suffers the effects of those injuries.
The murderer's blizzard of bullets fired at the officers in the 1900 block of Lime Ave. also struck a pregnant woman asleep in a nearby apartment. She and her unborn child survived.
Under CA law, an appeal of the conviction and sentence is now automatic.