A man who used a replica firearm to rob a recycling center received consecutive life prison terms Friday under the California’s three-strikes law.
Hiram Salcedo, 22, was sentenced to two terms of 25 years to life, plus 10 years, following his conviction on charges including robbery and attempted robbery.
Judge John W. Lua noted Salcedo had a “horrific” criminal record. The Kern County Superior Court website shows 19 separate cases against Salcedo by the time he was 20 years old.
The events leading to his third strike occurred in September 2018, when Salcedo threatened several people with a BB gun designed to look like a genuine firearm.