Gunman Faces Death Penalty In Fatal Gang Shooting Of Boy, 13

RIVERSIDE (AP) — A California jury that convicted a gunman for the gang hate killing of a black teenager meets next week to decide if he will face the death penalty.

Jurors on Monday found 31-year-old Daniel Murillo Salgado guilty of murder for the racially motivated car-to-car shooting death of 13-year-old Markess Lancaster in Riverside in October 2002. The jury also found the shooting was a hate crime.

The same jury begins hearing testimony in the penalty phase of trial on April 21.

Investigators tell the Riverside Press-Enterprise that Lancaster was targeted by a Hispanic gang because he was black and the killers wrongly believed he and others with him were rival gang members.

Three other defendants have either been convicted or pleaded guilty.

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