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Gang member convicted in shotgun death of infant, attempted murder of 6 others

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Los Angeles gang member Ricardo Hernandez was convicted Monday of first-degree murder for the shotgun killing of a 4-month-old, and the attempted murders of six other people. The 26-year-old is facing 200 years to life in prison.

The infant, Andrew Garcia, was killed as he was being fed in the front seat of a parked car in the San Fernando Valley, following a verbal confrontation near the vehicle, say prosecutors. Two others were wounded in the 2009 attack. 

Hernandez was captured one year after the incident, after fleeing to Mexico. He was located in the state of Jalisco and was returned to the US.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 31.


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