ELK GROVE (CBS13) – A man has been convicted of murder after he reportedly used a girl’s Snapchat account to lure a teen outside of his home, then shot him to death.
On June 22, 2016, Danqwail Jones, who was 16 at the time, reportedly logged into a girl’s Snapchat account and used it to contact the victim, 17-year-old Deonte Whiteside. He was able to lure Whiteside out of his home, where he was shot and killed him, according to a statement from the Sacramento County D.A.’s Office.READ MORE: Local World War II Hero Has Yet To Be Cremated, Months After Death
After learning what happened, the girl confronted Jones who told her to keep her mouth shut. A second suspect, Eddie Lewis, who was 20, later drove the girl to Amundson Park and shot her multiple times. She survived her injuries.READ MORE: International Women's Day: Celebrating Women In The Air Force
Jones was convicted of murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder. He faces a maximum sentence of 36 years to life in prison.
Lewis was convicted of attempted murder and conspiracy to murder. He faces a maximum sentence of 40 years to life in prison.MORE NEWS: Stockton Gets Poor Ranking In New ‘Happiest Cities’ Study
Sentencing is set for March 27, 2020.