Oakhurst man sentenced to life in prison for triple murder

Andrew Hammond was convicted for murdering three people in 2020 and 2022.

An Oakhurst man has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering three people. 

The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office announced the sentencing Thursday. 


The big picture: Andrew Levi Hammond, 29, was sentenced to three consecutive life without possibility of parole terms on Thursday for three counts of first-degree murder and three personal use of firearm enhancements. 

  • He was also sentenced to an indeterminate term of 75 years to life in state prison. 
  • Hammond was convicted of all counts and all firearm enhancements on May 1. 

Driving the news: Hammond shot and killed Fernando Gonzales at a Rosary ceremony in Fresno in September 2020. 

  • In October 2022, Hammond shot and killed Steven Rice at a residence in Fresno after a previous physical altercation between acquaintances of Hammond. 
  • Just a couple weeks later in November Hammond shot and killed Brandon Munoz at an abandoned house in Fresno during a verbal altercation over a small unpaid debt. 
  • Hammond also had a lengthy criminal history, including felony auto theft, felony evading and three felony counts of assault by means likely to cause great bodily injury. 
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