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Life without parole for convicted murderer Spencer Rogers

Spencer Rogers in court in downtown Bakersfield Wednesday morning for his sentencing. Attorney David Torres was seated next to him during the sentencing.

Spencer Rogers took pride in the shootings he carried out in 2013 that left one person dead and three others injured.

The 25-year-old laughed when talking about the crimes with friends, referencing his gang affiliation and his attacks against rival gang members. He rapped songs and made up riddles about shooting a man dead.

But he was somber Wednesday as Judge John W. Lua sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole. He appeared anxious just before Lua pronounced sentencing, and his attorney, David A. Torres, placed a hand on his shoulder.

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