Men Sentenced to Life in Prison in Slaying of 7-Eleven Clerk

July 6, 2016 - Finding Carter

Two group were condemned Wednesday to life in jail though a probability of release for a preference store clerk’s murder during an attempted spoliation they committed amid a array of hold-ups via a Los Angeles area.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Sam Ohta called 22-year-old Rasheen Childs and 21-year-old Bryant S. Moore “serial robbers” who preyed on office during gas stations and preference stores.

The decider remarkable that Childs gunned down 31-year-old Gonzalo Garcia as a plant ran divided during an attempted spoliation during a 7-Eleven store in Highland Park on Dec. 22, 2013, and that “the crime debauch did not stop” after Garcia’s killing.

Moore’s attorney, Jeffrey Brodey, told a victim’s family his customer “feels terrible about a detriment that a family suffered.”

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The invulnerability counsel objected to a life judgment on interest of his client, though a decider pronounced a tenure was mandated by a state Legislature.

Two of a victim’s cousins spoke about a impact of Garcia’s killing, revelation a decider he was killed only before Christmas.

Elizabeth Duenas told reporters outward justice that Christmas — that was their cousin’s favorite holiday — will never be a same again.

“He had not seen his relatives for 14 years,” she said, observant that he had immigrated to a United States to support his family and wound adult being sent home to Mexico in a casket.

Another one of his cousins, Teresa Duenas, pronounced it had been a long, unpleasant knowledge and she is “glad that we can start recovering now.”

“Everybody mislaid here,” she said.

Childs and Moore were convicted Feb. 23 of first-degree murder and attempted spoliation in tie with Garcia’s killing, with jurors anticipating loyal a special business claim that Garcia was slain during a elect of an attempted robbery.

The seven-woman, five-man row additionally found Childs guilty of 18 depends of second-degree spoliation and one count of fake seizure by violence. Those charges stemmed from a array of robberies between Dec. 11, 2013, and Jan. 2, 2014, in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Gardena and Carson, according to Deputy District Attorney Robert Song.

Moore was additionally convicted of 10 depends of second-degree spoliation and one count of fake seizure by violence.

Along with life in jail though a probability of parole, a decider tacked on terms of 104 years and 8 months to life for Childs and 19 years for Moore.

A third defendant, Eric Tyrone Carter, 24, was convicted in Feb by a apart jury of 7 depends of second-degree spoliation for his impasse in some of a hold-ups. He was condemned final week to scarcely 40 years in state prison.