Update: Woman accused of murdering ex-boyfriend sentenced to 50 years in prison
CHULA VISTA (KUSI) – 2:37 p.m. – Vegas Bray was sentenced Friday to 50 years to life in prison.
10:00 a.m. – Vegas Bray, 27, is scheduled to be sentenced Friday at the South Bay courthouse for the murder of ex-boyfriend Victor Saucedo.
Bray was convicted in November of first-degree murder after she gunned down Saucedo at his Imperial Beach apartment on Oct. 16, 2012, after stalking and harassing him for a year.
Bray and the 31-year-old victim met while they were both in the Navy. Their relationship lasted for several months and ended toward the latter part of
Prosecutors said the couple broke up because Bray was jealous of the mother of Saucedo’s child, but the defendant continued to pursue the victim and committed seven acts of vandalism against Saucedo’s car and apartment, including popping his car tires, smearing peanut butter on his door
and even tracking him down after he changed apartments, said Deputy District Attorney Harrison Kennedy.
The couple talked about rekindling their romance the day before the murder, but Saucedo said he wasn’t interested in the long-term relationship that Bray wanted, according to Kennedy.
Bray left the victim’s apartment the next morning, then returned in the afternoon with a gun and shot him nine times, police said.
Bray called 911 after the shooting, saying Saucedo had committed suicide.