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Man who fatally shot neighbor sentenced to 21 years in state prison

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A Mountain View man who fatally shot a neighbor outside their apartment complex was sentenced Thursday to 21 years in state prison.

Freddy Ovdulio Pacheco, 22, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in August in the Oct. 18, 2012, death of 44-year-old Juan Carlos Martinez, a construction worker who lived with his wife and children.

"It's not right. It's not long enough. We would like to know why he (Pacheco) did it," the victim's daughter, Adriana Martinez, told Judge Timothy Walsh.

Pacheco did not speak at Thursday's sentencing.

Authorities said Pacheco fired five shots at the victim as he rode his bicycle home from running an errand about 7 p.m.

Martinez was hit twice, once in the buttocks and then in the back, which was the fatal shot. He died at the scene.

Pacheco was arrested three weeks later at his family's home on South 35th Street.

The motive for the slaying was unclear, though the two men knew each other and may have had some sort of "falling-out," police said.

Witnesses testified during a preliminary hearing that they heard several shots outside the apartment complex, then saw a man in a dark coat and hat running toward a nearby alley.

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