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Noonkester will be sentenced after he was found guilty of first degree murder

Sentencing is set for Thursday for John Wayne Noonkester, who was found guilty of first degree murder last month for gunning down his ex-wife and her father in a Tehama County store.

Posted: Nov. 8, 2017 5:19 PM

Sentencing is set for Thursday for John Wayne Noonkester, who was found guilty of first degree murder last month for gunning down his ex-wife and her father in a Tehama County store.

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The shooting happened outside a Lake California store two years ago.

Noonkester faces life in prison without the possibility of parole for the brutal attack in July of 2015.

His ex-wife 29 year old Kimberlee Thomas and her 53 year old father Keith Thomas were killed.

A bystander 25 year old Anthony Maitias of Cottonwood was also wounded.

Noonkester's attorney argued during the October trial Noonkester simply snapped mentally before pulling the trigger and did not deserve a first-degree murder conviction.

In the end, a four-woman, eight man jury agreed Noonkester planned out the cold blooded attack.

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