SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former Puerto Rico policeman has been sentenced to more than 200 years in prison for killing three fellow officers at work nearly a year ago.
Tuesday's sentencing of Guarionex Candelario follows a conviction of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of Lt. Luz Soto, Cmdr. Frank Roman and policewoman Rosario Hernandez on Dec. 28 following an argument at a police department in the southern coastal city of Ponce.
Candelario had been disarmed in 2005 and received psychological treatment for a decade. Police says his weapon was returned in January 2015 after he underwent two psychological exams.