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Calif. Supreme Court Tosses Gang Leader’s Death Sentence

The California Supreme Court on Monday tossed out the murder convictions and death sentences of a Los Angeles gang leader who authorities believe was the “shot caller” responsible for as many as 60 killings.

12/05/2011

Five-year-old Aaron Shannon Jr. was shot in the head while posing for his family in his Spiderman Halloween costume. Two reputed gang members have been arraigned for his death. (Credit: CBS)

Boy’s Murder Points Back To Troubled Time In LA

The Oct. 31 attack — blamed on misdirected gunfire from suspected Crips gang members raiding Bloods turf — harkened back to the carnage of the 1980s and early ’90s when brazen young men patrolled the streets of the area once called South Central and gave little thought to living or dying.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/06/2010