Pasadena jury convicts gang member in murderous ‘hunting expedition’ to shoot rivalsBy AP
Friday, April 30, 2010
Gang member guilty in ‘hunting expedition’ killing
PASADENA, Calif. — Jurors have convicted a California man who joined fellow gang members in a nighttime prowl for rivals and instead opened fire on a group of innocent bystanders, killing one man and wounding another.
Twenty-year-old Jose Arnaud smiled and made an obscene gesture at detectives when jurors returned guilty verdicts Thursday to first-degree murder, attempted murder and mayhem for the December 2008 shootings.
Prosecutor Shelley Dominguez says Arnaud was the triggerman when gang members climbed into an SUV and went on what was described as a “hunting expedition” to shoot rivals. They soon came upon four men and opened fire.
Co-defendant Tomas Ramirez was tried concurrently with Arnaud, but a separate jury hasn’t reached a verdict.
Information from: Pasadena Star-News, www.pasadenastarnews.com/