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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  1. it's me says:

    How come when blacks are the aggressors, it’s never a hate crime?

    1. real talk says:

      you answered your own question idiot: black are not the aggressor.

      1. Ed says:

        Blacks have been aggressors also but criminals are criminals. Criminals should be punished no matter what color they are. Racially motivated violence is terrible and
        those who engage in it must be punished as must all criminals!

    2. Stephanie says:

      @ it’s me – An innocent 13 year boy was killed because he was Black and you ask this question? Jeez. I’m guessing you were trying to be provacative. Didn’t quite work.

  2. lou says:

    Death penalty under Jerry Brown, waste of time!

  3. Peter Schwab says:

    There is no “value /respect of Life” in these gangs as the members see no future for themselves so there is a “so what” if not deterants at least consequnces

    1. DMAN says:

      THIS ISN’T NEW THE GOOD OLE MEXICAN MAFIA ORDERED THERE SOLDIERS TO KILL ALL BLACKS WHEN ALL THE HEADS OF THE SURENOS MET IN 1993 AND THE DUMMY CRIPS AND BLOODS STILL KILL EACH OTHER…

  4. ILLEGALS says:

    CA should Execute ALL of their violent offenders. Why waste Taxpayers’ $$$$?

  5. truth says:

    i’ve seen a lot of black kids that age try to front. punks step up and catch a beat down. no remorse. now complete the process and execute that mexican as well. do society a favor. two birds, one stone.

  6. Everyday Guy says:

    Riverside gang members are easily recognized as they all wear pink high heels and pink lipstick.

  7. Justice Won't Be Served says:

    Liberal CA will never have the spine to enforce the DP. For all the brutal murders – only 13 executions in 35 yrs.

  8. dezirae king says:

    I hope those men get what they deserve!!

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