Man Sentenced for Killing Brother

By Christina London
|  Monday, Aug 26, 2013  |  Updated 6:12 PM PDT
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Man Sentenced for Killing Brother

44-year-old Joaquin Perez-Ruiz was killed by his brother in a hit-and-run accident in September 2012.

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The man who ran over his own brother, killing him, will spend the next 12 years in prison.

On Monday, a judge sentenced Camilo Perez-Ruiz. Perez-Ruiz originally pleaded not guilty to murder charges, but later pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

Perez-Ruiz admitted he intentionally ran over his brother, 44-year-old Joaquin Perez-Ruiz, after an argument last September. The incident happened on Villa Cardiff Drive in Encinitas.

According to investigators, Camilo hit Joaquin with his truck and fled. He later returned and called 911 before leaving again. Police arrested him the next day.

The victim left behind a wife and seven children in Mexico, according to family members.
 

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