Man sentenced after murder conviction in 2011 shooting

Posted at 4:34 PM, Feb 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-04 18:34:20-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A 57-year-old man was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison Monday in the shooting death of a man at Riverside Park.

Francisco Alverez was convicted in December 2012 of first-degree felony murder in the death of 29-year-old Jorge Veracruz.

The murder happened in May 2011. Officers say the two men were drinking when they got into an argument. Alverez fired three shots and killed Veracruz.