Facts of the Crime:
On October 14, 1997, Arvin High School football standout Chad Yarbrough was just 17 when he was abducted at gunpoint and shot to death by Juan Villa Ramirez. Teachers and friends remembered Yarbrough as a decent person, well-liked and fun to be around. He was survived by his parents, siblings and many other family members and friends.
Ramirez was sentenced to death on July 20, 2001 in Kern County.