Kenneth Welch will serve life after being convicted on seven felony counts for shooting into two cars, firing at a sheriff’s deputy, fatally shooting a driver and assaulting a gas station clerk in 2017.
Welch had a history of mental illness, and was on methamphetamines on the days of his crimes.
Welch’s Aug. 26 sentence gives him 115 years to life and life without possibility of parole.
Welch shot into a car going westbound on the 210 Freeway in Rialto March 14, 2017, according to the District Attorney’s Office. His bullet hit an occupant in the leg.
He then exited and re-entered the 210, going eastbound,