Vista Man Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison in Christmas Eve 2016 Killing

A Vista man was sentenced to 28 years in prison for shooting and killing a Fallbrook man on Christmas Eve in 2016. 

Tyler Branon, 22, was found in his car on Morning Glory Lane with multiple gunshot wounds. 

Kevin Phan pleaded guilty to a first-degree murder charge and was sentenced Friday to a prison term of 25 years to life plus three years. 

The two men were acquaintances prior to the shooting, according to San Diego County Sheriff's Department homicide investigators. 

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