A man convicted of murder in a 2009 home-invasion robbery in Los Osos was sentenced Thursday to 26 years to life in state prison.
In July, jurors found Ryan James Johnson, 35, guilty of five charges: first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit robbery, first-degree home burglary, being a principal in a crime involving a firearm, and first-degree home robbery using a firearm.
The jury determined that Johnson conspired with Jesse Bakerriley and Kelsey Alvarez, who went to the home of Peter Davis on July 19, 2009, and attempted to rob him of money and marijuana. Davis shot at Bakerriley in self-defense; one of the bullets hit Alvarez, killing him.
Johnson was at a female friend's home when the crime occurred. He told his friend that his homies were taking care of something at the time of the crime, a transcript from trial testimony stated.
Johnson knew of the location of Davis' home and about his marijuana plants and planned with his friends to target Davis' home for a robbery, according to testimony during trial.
Last week, Johnson argued for a new trial, which was denied by Judge Barry LaBarbera. Johnson argued he couldnt have reasonably predicted the chain of events that occurred when his friends went to Davis home and shouldnt have been held responsible for the murder.
Johnson read a letter today addressing the victims and his family indicating that he was sorry for the actions of Bakerriley, according to the District Attorneys Office.