LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — Three men were found guilty Thursday for their involvement in a 2012 street brawl murder in Lancaster where the victim was shot 12 times.
Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami said Terrell Henderson, 22, Randy “Bam” Sullivan, 36, and Joshua Lockett, 21, were all found guilty of second degree murder.
Jurors deliberated for 12 hours before handing down the guilty verdicts, said Hatami.
The defendants are due back in court for sentencing on May 9. Henderson faces 35 years to life in state prison. Sullivan and Lockett face 17-years-to-life and 15-years-to-life prison sentences, respectively.
On the morning of Nov. 29, 2012, the victim Brandon Houston and his live-in girlfriend got into a verbal argument. The girlfriend called her sister for a ride but her sister instead sent Henderson, Sullivan and Lockett to pick her up. When they arrived an argument broke out between the three defendants and Houston. The three defendants left but promised they would return, according to court testimony.
Sometime later, during the noon hour, the three defendants returned with two more men. A street brawl involving around a dozen people, including the defendants, ensued. During the fight, one of the men who arrived with the three defendants walked through the crowd, went directly up to Houston and shot him 12 times, killing him, according to the prosecutor.
The shooter and the other man who were brought to the scene by the defendants are still at large, Hatami added.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Daviann Mitchell of the Antelope Valley Branch presided over the 21-day trial.