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The Black Widow of Lomita case comes to a close

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Eric Delacruz, left and Fernando Romero are sentenced in Torrance Superior Court for the murder of Sonia Risken (aka Black Widow) of Lomita. Defense attorneys Donald Levinson, far left, and Ludlow Creary III, far right. Brad Graverson / Daily Breeze

This past Wednesday Eric Delacruz and Fernando Romero were given 26 years to life in prison. It was the last chapter 20 plus year story involving murder for hire, betrayal, insurance money and Sonia Rios Risken, a 60 year old hairdresser better known as the Black Widow of Lomita. Larry Altman covered the case for the Daily Breeze in Torrance, and he spoke with Off-Ramp's Kevin Ferguson.

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