Gang member convicted of teen's attempted murder

ALHAMBRA - After a day of negotiations, jurors last week convicted a Monrovia gang member for the attempted murder of a teenage boy in 2008.Jimmy Santana, 23, was convicted of one count each of willful, deliberate and premeditated attempted murder, shooting from a vehicle and assault with a firearm. Judge Candace Beason presided over the seven-day trial. Santana is scheduled to be sentenced March 15. Santana, a member of Monrovia Nuevo Varrio, pulled up in a car next to the victim and shouted a gang-related statement before shooting the 16-year-old boy who was riding a bicycle, prosecutors said. The victim was paralyzed as a result of the attack.

********** Published: February 9, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 43