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Attacker Sentenced For A Punch That Killed

MADERA – The Madera County Superior Court has imposed sentence on Johnathan Warren for his assault causing the death of Paul Carranza, according to Michael R. Keitz, District Attorney for Madera County.

On a July evening last year, Carranza, 57, was at Courthouse Park with friends when a fight broke out between Warren, 41, and Theodore Hernandez, 40, all of whom are from Madera.

Following the fight, Carranza went to BJ’s Liquor at 4th Street and Gateway Drive in Madera. On the way, he was observed by Warren who followed him to the store. When Carranza got out of his vehicle, Warren stepped up to him, and punched him in the face.

Carranza fell backwards, striking his head on the ground, which rendered him unconscious. Carranza later died of his head injuries at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno.

Last week, the Madera Superior Court sentenced Warren to nine years in state prison.

“The senseless death in this case is an example of the tragic consequences that can happen from uncontrolled anger and revenge,” said District Attorney Keitz.

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