SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The man found guilty in the 2015 killing of 18-year-old Kenneth Lopez has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Lee Rios was found guilty of the first degree murder of Lopez by a jury last Friday. He was also charged with robbery, drug crimes, and other offenses.
Hampden County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Jim Leydon told 22News another defendant, Jonathan Guevera, was also charged with the murder of 18-year-old Lopez. He’s expected to go on trial later this year.
Police say both Rios and Guevara are reputed members of the Latin Kings street gang.
In Massachusetts, a first degree murder conviction carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.