Two half-brothers from Montebello were sentenced Friday to potential life prison terms for a crime spree that included the 2015 killing of a Downey police officer who was shot in the face while sitting in his BMW in a parking lot near the police station.
Superior Court Judge Roger Ito ordered Steven Knott, 23, to serve a 50-year-to-life state prison term in connection with his March 16 guilty plea to first-degree murder and attempted robbery charges in the Nov.18, 2015, slaying of Officer Ricardo Galvez.
Co-defendant Jeremy Anthony Alvarez, 26, was sentenced to 30 years to life in state prison for his guilty plea to second-degree murder and attempted robbery stemming from Galvez’s shooting death.
The pair additionally pleaded guilty to an attempted murder in Montebello on October 18, 2015, along with the takeover robbery of two victims at a Bellflower cellphone store and a street robbery in Paramount shortly before Galvez’s murder.
They also admitted gun and gang…