Saturday, 3 March 2012

Monrovia gang member to be sentenced for 2009 murder

Monrovia gang member is is awaiting sentencing for the 2009 slaying of another man along Colorado Boulevard. Gary Sanchez, a member of the Monrovia Nuevo Varrio street gang, faces up to 50 years to life in prison March 23 when he returns to Pasadena Superior Court for sentencing, according to Los Angeles County District Attorney's officials and Monrovia police Detective Robert Wilken. Four other suspected MNV gang members are still awaiting trial in the Dec. 15, 2009 killing of Jason Gentile, 22, of Anaheim, Wilken said. The exact motive in the altercation between Gentile, who was walking with his girlfriend, and the five suspects was not clear, however it may have stemmed from Gentile's white supremacist ties, investigators said. "He had visible swastika tattoos on his head," Wilken said. In addition to the murder of Gentile, Sanchez was also convicted of wounding Gentile's girlfriend, who was shot in the foot during the attack, officials said. The jury also found true special allegations of firearm use and committing the crime for the benefit of a criminal street gang. The killing of Gentile took place just before a judge granted a gang injunction against MNV and another rival gang, the Duroc Crips.


Related Posts with Thumbnails