Two Found Guilty Of Killing North Sacramento Man
Don't Miss This
- ICE: Local Authorities Have Denied 8,800 Federal Immigration Hold Requests This Year
- Modesto Wants To Crack Down On Residents Parking Cars On Lawns
- Republican Lawmakers Call For Travel Ban From West Africa Amid Ebola Fears
- Taryn Manning Of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ To Headline Grave Digger’s Ball
- Is Former Sacramento Real-Estate Mogul Once Accused Of Secret Recording At It Again?
Get Breaking News First
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A jury found two gang members guilty of killing a north Sacramento man in front of his family on Memorial Day 2008, according to District Attorney Jan Scully.
Norteno gang members Jose Gonzalez and Jaime Torres, both 24, were convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of Jose Guerrero, with the enhancement of committing the crime for the benefit of a street gang. A third defendant, Juan Gonzalez, was found not guilty.
Guerrero, 47, was holding his infant daughter outside his home in “The Flats” area of north Sacramento when he was pistol-whipped and then shot and killed in front of his family.
According to The Sacramento Bee, several Nortenos went to Guerrero’s home looking for his step-sons, reputed rival Sureno gang members. When Guerrero confronted them, Torres hit him with his pistol and then Jose Gonzalez shot him in the head after Guerrero gained the upper hand in the struggle with Torres.
Juan Gonzalez, the defendant found not guilty, reportedly drove the other two to Guerrero’s home on Lindley Drive.
Jose Gonzalez and Torres will be sentenced Oct. 14 by Superior Court Judge Kevin McCormick.