Crossbow Killer Sentenced to 64 Yrs. to Life in Calif. Case

Ex-Convict Sentenced to 64 Years in Crossbow Killing
Curtis Scott sentenced to 64 years to life in prison for killing Angel Martinez (CBS)

LANCASTER, Calif. (CBS/AP) An ex-convict was sentenced Thursday to 64 years to life in prison for killing a man with a crossbow in Lancaster, Calif.

A jury convicted 39-year-old Curtis Scott of first-degree murder in the killing of 62-year-old Angel Martniez in March 2008.

According to prosecutors, Scott committed the crime to show his stepdaughter that he was someone not to be messed with. Scott took the crossbow and randomly attacked Martinez who was out for a late-night stroll.

Martinez, a retired Edwards Air Force Base employee, was cut down in the middle of an intersection. When authorities arrived they found Martinez's body with an arrow protruding from his chest. Coroner's records indicate he was pronounced dead at the scene once emergency officials were called, according to The Los Angeles Times.