Man To Be Sentenced In May For 2004 Pico Rivera Murder

PICO RIVERA (CBS/AP) —A 25-year-old man who was convicted of first-degree murder in part due to a murder storyboard tattooed on his chest will be sentenced May 19.

pico rivera liqour store Man To Be Sentenced In May For 2004 Pico Rivera Murder

(credit: LA County Sheriff's Department)

Anthony Garcia was convicted Wednesday in connection with the January 2004 killing of Pico Rivera resident John Juarez in front of Ed’s Liquor located on Rosemead Boulevard, Capt. Mike Parker of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau said.

The case turned stale until Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide detective Sgt. Kevin Lloyd came across a photo of Garcia’s tattoo and recognized the crime and details of the killing.

“I remembered in 2004, I’d been at the scene when the murder occurred in the city of Pico Rivera and so right away, it caught my attention,” Lloyd said Friday of the tattoo. “The victim was standing at the corner, gets shot in the head and then falls down in the… driveway of the liquor store.”

Lloyd said the murder was a gang shooting against Garcia’s rival gang, known as the Peanuts.

anthony garcia tattoo Man To Be Sentenced In May For 2004 Pico Rivera Murder
(credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)

Garcia was arrested at a La Habra home in October 2008. Parker said he confessed while in the Norwalk sheriff’s station jail and was booked for murder the same day.

“All I can say is he’s a very boastful and arrogant and so he was very proud of his tattoo and when he was in a position, he would talk to other people about it,” Lloyd added.

The man, who drove the getaway car, also confessed and faces 20 years in prison.

Detective Lloyd said in his 30 years with the Bureau, he has never seen a tattoo that depicted an entire crime scene until this one.

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One Comment

  1. Sick of coward gang bangers says:

    Typical Idiot Gang Banger!!!!!! YOUR ALL A BUNCH OF COWARDS!!! I hope they give his ass the death penalty!!!

  2. BOB says:

    I bet this guy has killed other people too. His tattoo’s look stupid. These guys think they own the neighborhood but they don’t even own houses. They live with their parents or girlfriends.

  3. joey goinutz says:

    Not that he isn’t deserving, but the death penalty in California is a disgusting joke!!! They should have given him life without parole and left it at that.

  4. Anthonyd Smith says:

    Good…Maybe he’ll give Ernesto or J.D. or Santana a map of his anal cavity when he gets to prison.

  5. drozone69 says:

    The price we pay for Jaun and Marias unskilled cheap labor.Taxing our police and criminal justice system.Not to mention the welfare abuse.Go Doyers!!

  6. Eliminate Welfare & Medi-Cal Now says:

    Eliminate Welfare & Medi-Cal and we Eliminated some of society’s garbage.

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