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Alleged gang member guilty of first-degree murder in shooting of Saskatoon woman

Randy O’Hagan has been sentenced in Saskatoon to life in prison for the 2012 shooting death of Lorry Santos.

An alleged member of the Alberta street gang White Boy Posse, O’Hagan, 24, sat with his arms crossed as Court of Queen's Bench Justice Ron Mills found him guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced him on Thursday to life in prison without parole for 25 years.

Santos, a 34-year-old Saskatoon mother of four, was shot and killed on the morning of Sept. 12, 2012 at her home in a botched hit as the house had been mistaken for a former gang member's residence.

“I’m half a person because of this crime,” Ferdinand Santos, Lorry's widower, said in a statement read in court on his behalf, adding that his wife “embodied everything I wanted in my partner.”

Outside court, Lorry’s sister Lindsay Schreiner spoke on behalf of the Santos family.

“My sister was a beautiful person in and out, and I think O’Hagan got the sentence that he deserved,” Schreiner said.

“We’ll never forget what happened and she is never far from our thoughts,” she added. “There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t think about her.”

Mills described evidence against O’Hagan as “overwhelming." During the sentencing, Mills said, “I really have no concern for you at all,” and added that he has never seen an act “more stupid and more senseless … on any level.”

While led away after the sentencing, O'Hagan made obscene gestures at members of the media.

Evan O’Hagan, Randy O'Hagan's brother, told reporters later that it was "horrible" to watch the sentencing.

“He’s my brother. I just watched him get 25 years,” he said. “He’s gone.”

O’Hagan’s lawyer, Ian Wagner, did not comment.

Two other men have also been charged with first-degree murder in Santos' slaying. A 24-year-old man was convicted of the crime last November and is facing a life sentence. The other is scheduled to stand trial in November of this year.

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