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Gang member gets life in prison for murder

Jose Medrano, left, appears in court June 16, 2017 in Bakersfield, Calif., to be sentenced for murder. (KBAK/KBFX photo)

A man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for a gang-related murder.

Jose Medrano, 23, was convicted for a shooting last year in Delano.

Authorities found 34-year-old Orlando Morales of McFarland dead in his car. They first believed his death was due to a traffic collision, but further investigation showed Morales had died due to a single gunshot wound before the crash, according to the Kern County District Attorney's Office.

The investigation led authorities to the arrest of Medrano.

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