LONG BEACH, California — A musician who shot to death a bandmate’s wife during an argument over the 2016 presidential election was sentenced to 35 years to life in prison on Monday.
The case against John Kevin McVoy, Jr., 40, began in 2017 and was well underway before current District Attorney George Gascon issued a mandate against enhanced gun charges. The lengthy sentence included an extra 10 years for using a gun and was the maximum under state law.
McVoy was in a garage band with Victor Garcia and went to his home to rehearse, he said. Several people were gathered around the kitchen table, including Garcia and his wife, Susan, who was holding their 2-year-old child. Someone asked McVoy whom he voted for.
When McVoy said he voted for Hillary…