SACRAMENTO—A Sacramento man has been sentenced to 82 years to life in prison for killing one man and injuring two others at a South Sacramento gas station in 2013.
Kenneth Barnette, 29, was convicted by a jury on June 5, 2015 of first-degree murder, premeditated attempted murder and discharging a firearm at an occupied vehicle at an AM/PM gas station on the 6600 block of Mack Road. The shooting occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m. on June 13, 2013.
On that day Barnette was in his vehicle waiting at the gas station for an available gas pump. Authorities said when another vehicle drove toward the next available open spot, Barnette drove toward the same pump and blocked the vehicle, preventing it from moving.
Darryl Hill, 25, one of the other car’s passengers, got out and asked Barnette to move his car. Barnette got out of his car and starting shooting at Hill and two other passengers in their car. Hill was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two passengers were taken to the hospital and treated for nonlife-threatening injuries. A toddler was also in the victim’s car but was unharmed.
Barnette was sentenced Tuesday, June 30, 2015 by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Shelleyanne Chang.