SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A transient man, Chue Xiong, was sentenced to 118 years to life in prison for murder and attempted murder in a Sacramento homeless camp.
Last month, a jury convicted Xiong of the first-degree murder of Mario Perez-Arzola, attempted murder, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. On Oct. 18, 2018, Xiong approached one of the victims in a homeless camp, demanding to know where someone was while holding the victim at gunpoint. When Perez-Arzola tried to calm him down, Xiong shot him in the chest, killing him.
He then shot the other victim in the shoulder. That victim survived their injuries.
Xiong was previously convicted of a felony strike offense for first-degree residential burglary.