Two Men Convicted Of 2009 Double-Murder In West Covina

POMONA (CBS) — Two men were convicted Friday of killing a teenager and a young man in a van at a West Covina intersection.

KNX 1070’s Pat Haslam Reports

Juan Martin Anda, 24, and 22-year-old Gerardo Fonseca Jr. were each convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder. Jurors also found true a special circumstance of multiple murders.

Both men face up to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2009 shootings of 17-year-old Isaac Parra and 19-year-old Jason C. Guijarro, both of Baldwin Park.

A sentencing date was expected to be set Tuesday.

Anda, who fired the fatal shots and Fonseca were acquitted of two counts of attempted murder and one count of making a criminal threat. A third defendant, 20-year-old Melissa Ann Goree, was acquitted of all charges.

Parra and Guijarro were fatally wounded around 10:30 p.m. March 31, 2009, while they sat inside a van. Police and prosecutors said the shooting apparently stemmed from a dispute between an ex-boyfriend and girlfriend.

Fonseca and Goree, also both from Baldwin Park, were arrested shortly after the shooting. Anda was arrested after charges were filed April 3, 2009.

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  • Donald

    Some mexicans? OMG look at the illegals!
    Some blacks? OMG look at the welfare crackheads.
    Some Whites? Nothing to see here, move along. Forget this article.

  • kat

    Donald what is your problem? Hate looks bad on anyone that includes you. First of all welfare was implememted for white people I can’t see the powers that be doing this thing for blacks. There are more white people on welfare than any other race. Second of all Mexicans are the majority white people are the minority. There are more Mexicans in the united states than there is any other race. I think if people like you loved yourselves the world would be a better place. Peace & love

  • A

    How could they be both convicted and acquitted? Perhaps I missed a step here.

  • omg

    omg mexicans omg blacks omg whites master race of hate

  • blind justice

    read the article slowly “a” aquited of attempt, and of treath, these articles fell by the wayside the minute the actual crime was commited, then it became first degree murder not an attempt no more and the treath turned into a conspircy by both

  • blind justice

    sad part is 4 lives wasted over some ” crime of passion ” as ma granny would say over “skirts”

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