NORWALK – Sentencing was postponed Tuesday to April 12 for a Whittier man whose boastful letter in his vehicle incriminated him in a slaying. Randy Aguila, 20, was charged in a Sept. 22, 2005, slaying after authorities discovered an incriminating letter in his car when they stopped him for alleged drunken driving. In February, a jury found Aguila guilty of manslaughter, not murder as prosecutors had sought. Aguila could face a maximum of 10 years in prison for the car-to-car shooting of Oscar Rubio, 26, of Whittier. “Just about a week ago, I killed someone my first time,” one letter, which was 14 pages, read. “I don’t lose sleep or feel bad. I actually laughed and told myself: `Finally I caught one.”‘ Rubio’s mother and grandmother cried when the verdict was read, Herring said. But they were satisfied with the verdict. During the trial, Deputy District Attorney Doug Herring argued Aguila shot Rubio to show off his gangster, tough-guy persona, after the two men argued. Defense attorney Robert Conley said Aguila shot Rubio in self-defense. Herring told jurors Aguila’s car was blocking traffic. Rubio was on his way to work and was angered by the delay. He drove around Aguila and yelled a derogatory statement at him. Rubio then opened his car door. Aguila fired two shots and killed him, testimony showed. Aguila then drove off. On Nov. 20, 2005, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies stopped Aguila’s car for a traffic violation in Norwalk. Inside the vehicle, deputies found two letters in which Aguila wrote to a New York gang member about shooting a man, trial testimony showed.
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