An Escondido man convicted of the brutal, drug-fueled murder of a young mother was sentenced to 100 years to life in a Vista courtroom Wednesday.
Jeffrey Steven McCreary, 44, was found guilty in the 2012 shooting death of 20-year-old Morayama Rodriguez. Known as Denise to family and friends, Rodriguez was the mother of an 11-month-old girl.
According to San Diego sheriff's deputies, McCreary and Rodriguez had met only a week or two before the murder.
The two were apparently riding with another friend in a white Mercedes when McCreary pulled out a gun and shot Rodriguez to death in what deputies said appeared to be an unprovoked attack.
Rodriguez's body was found by a mountain biker lying face down alongside a secluded road near Lawrence Welk Resort in Escondido, according to authorities.
Deputies arrested McCreary three days later after a pursuit through Escondido.
He was found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to 100 years to life in state prison.