COMPTON (CNS) — A 30-year-old man pleaded no contest today to fatally shoot­ing his live-in girl­friend and wounding their 8-year-old daughter at their home in Compton and was immediately sen­tenced to 24 years to life in prison.

Juan Antonio Rodriguez shot 29-year-old Mayra Por­tillo-Moreno — the moth­er of his three chil­dren — at their Comp­ton residence on April 21, 2018.

The couple was arguing late that evening when Rod­riguez pulled out a gun and fired on Portillo-Mo­reno several times, ac­cord­ing to testimony at an earlier preliminary hear­ing.

The girlfriend — who auth­or­ities said had been in a relationship with Rod­ri­guez for about nine years — died at the scene.

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