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Valley Man Sentenced to Life for Fresno Murders
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By Anthony W. Haddad
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June 27, 2024

Andrew Levi Hammond, 29, of Oakhurst, was sentenced to three consecutive life terms without parole plus 75 years to life for three first-degree murders and firearm enhancements in Fresno. (Fresno County SO)

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Andrew Levi Hammond, 29, of Oakhurst, was sentenced Thursday to three consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole, plus an indeterminate term of 75 years to life, in state prison, the Fresno District Attorney’s office announced.

Hammond was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder and three counts of personal use of a firearm.

Judge Jonathan Conklin of the Fresno County Superior Court delivered the sentence following a jury’s guilty verdict on all charges on May 1.

Hammond’s homicides spanned two years, beginning on Sept. 28, 2020, when he shot and killed Fernando Gonzales at a Rosary ceremony in Fresno.

On Oct. 21, 2022, he fatally shot Steven Rice at a residence in Fresno after an earlier physical altercation involving acquaintances.

Hammond’s final murder occurred on Nov. 2, 2022, when he killed Brandon Munoz during a dispute over a small unpaid debt at an abandoned house in Fresno.

Hammond’s criminal history includes felony auto theft, felony evading, and three felony counts of assault with a likelihood to cause great bodily injury.

 

 

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Anthony W. Haddad, who graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with his undergraduate degree and has an MBA at Fresno State, is the Swiss Army knife of GV Wire. He writes stories, manages social media, and represents the organization on the ground.

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