Man Gets 60 years to Life for Murdering Mother of Two

By: Dan Rubin - Fri, 11 May 2012 16:37:36 -0800

MARTINEZ (BCN) -- A San Pablo man was sentenced in Contra Costa County Superior Court to 60 years to life in prison for the March 2010 murder of a young Richmond mother.
      
Jeremy Porter, 23, was convicted in February of second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Irma Flores, whose body was found on a Richmond sidewalk.
      
In the early hours of March 26, 2010, Porter shot Flores twice in the face after driving her to a secluded spot in Richmond, hours after the two met for the first time at a friend's home.
      
Porter was on probation for a felony robbery conviction when he shot Flores.
      
Porter's attorney argued during the trial that the shooting was accidental. He presented a medical evaluation of Porter's various mental health issues and ongoing substance abuse and alcoholism as evidence in a motion for a new trial, which the judge rejected.
      
The victim's family members recalled the young woman's warmth and friendliness and the positive effect she had on her family, including her two young sons.

Linda Flores, the victim's 19-year-old sister, told the court about how her sister had begun taking courses to one day become a police officer and pledged to move her family out of Richmond once she became successful.


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