DATE: May 6, 2024

CASE: Luis Delvalle (Case #21FE015343)

PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Frederick Gotha, Homicide Unit

On May 3, 2024, the Honorable Steve White sentenced Luis Delvalle to 54 years to life in prison.  On March 29, 2024, a jury convicted Delvalle of first-degree murder and dissuading a witness by force or threat.  The jury also found true the allegation that Delvalle personally discharged a firearm causing death.

On August 25, 2021, Delvalle planned to rob the victim, Toriano Mason. The victim was parked in front of his apartment when Delvalle approached him, pointed a gun at him, racked a round and told him to “give it up” with a racial slur. Delvalle then shot the victim in the head, killing him instantly.  Delvalle fled the scene. A neighbor found the victim soon after and called 911. Sacramento County sheriff’s homicide detectives were able to track down Delvalle and arrested him one week later.  Evidence showed Delvalle was at the shooting scene.

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