MARTINEZ -- An East Contra Costa County gang member was sentenced Friday to 60 years to life in prison for the murder of a junior gang member.

Isaac McCuan, 33, was convicted by jury in July of first-degree murder with use of a gun and for the benefit of a criminal street gang for fatally shooting 25-year-old Giovanni Bey, of Pittsburg, on Aug. 1, 2010 in Pittsburg.

Prosecutors say McCuan killed Bey because he refused an order to attack another inmate when he was incarcerated at the County Jail.

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