ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — A 24-year-old Sacramento man was sentenced to 21 years in prison on Wednesday for the September 2009 death of a Loomis man, the Placer County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Kenneth Massey Jr. pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of Rudy Ramos in a plea agreement.

Massey Jr. also pled guilty to three counts of influencing the testimony of a witness.

The body of Rudy Ramos was discovered bludgeoned to death in his Loomis residence on Sept. 14, 2009. Through cell phone records, Massey Jr. and co-defendant Anthony Cordero were placed at the victim’s home two days earlier at the approximate time of death.

Deputy District Attorney Jeff Wood said that despite the nearly 11,000 pages of information gathered and a year and a half of investigation, the case remained largely circumstantial and hinged on the testimony of Cordero. Wood said the sequence of events immediately before the murder were problematic to determine.

Cordero pled guilty to battery and accessory and will be sentenced Friday.


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