2 Charged In Murder Of Boy, 5, In South LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two reputed gang members have been charged with murder for a Los Angeles Halloween shooting that killed a 5-year-old boy as he showed off his costume in his backyard.

Eighteen-year-old Marcus Denson and 21-year-old Leonard Hall were charged Monday with murder and attempted murder. Prosecutors say they could face life in prison if convicted.

The two remained jailed Monday without bail.

Prosecutors contend the men fired into a South Los Angeles backyard they mistakenly believed belonged to a rival gang. Five-year-old Aaron Shannon Jr. was shot in the back of the head Oct. 31 as he posed for photos in his Spider-Man costume. Two relatives were wounded.

Authorities say the victims had no gang ties.

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  • jip

    and yet, people do not seem to care enough to want to really do something about the gangs. This should be an immediate death sentence, but a child’s life is no longer important to the Liberals in California.

    • Emm

      Yeah, how the hell is this only a life case? This should be a capital case. This is complete nonsense.

  • Jack Meyhoffer

    These two unfortunate kids didn’t know any better, right libs? They shouldn’t be punished for killing a little boy, right libs? They should be loved and given some hugs, right libs? Plus, none of this wouild have happened if they only had universal healthcare and if no toys were given away with McDonald’s Happy Meals, right libs?

    • mister s

      Your constant use of the term “libs” coupled with your reference to McDonalds makes me want to eat some McRibs!

  • Jazz

    What the H*LL does conservative and liberalism have to do with anything??

    Why do you people always have to inject politics into everything????

    A child is dead and you are blaming a political group. The group you should be blaming is the group to which you belong. The Jacka$$ Group.

  • Red Bear

    Too much angry, right-wing vigilantism here! Give the defendants a fair trial — THEN hang them.

  • cez

    Jip I agree w/ u 110 percent to many damn liberals in California!!!!

  • cez

    Fry them……….

  • lac

    Haha, I agree with you Jazz. The conservs answer is to give them more weapons, right conservs? These gang members truly believe in your right-to-bare-arms, literally, right conservs?? Go on, give them more guns, let them shoot up you and your family, but wait…no medical insuance?? oops didn’t want it, hmm well, you can go and buy some happy meals to fatten up your kids, right conservs??


      Jazz is correct it isn’t a pol party fault.

      it is the complacency of the people in these infested areas that are to blame. If you cared to do a little research you will find that the firearms these thugs use are purchased on the black market, brought across the border from Mexico or stolen. very few are purchased legally. The responsible, law abiding firearm owner is not the problem. Here are a few questions to ask before you pass judgment. Did the Clinton era weapon ban stop violent crime? NO. Did the high capacity magazine ban stop any? NO. Did any of the other so called gun control laws that have been passed stop the criminals. Again no. WHY?? BECAUSE criminals are just that criminals and don’t care what laws are passed. Until the “root” of the problem is eradicated The crime rates will continue to blossom.

  • TCB1

    California is set to resume Lethal Injections
    A shortage of a particular drug that had halted lethal injections is back. They should be first….then go and get the rest of the murderers and rapist that are overcrowding the jails.

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