A Sentence Of Over 300 Years To Life Is Handed Down To The Second Of Two Duarte Gang Members Involved In January 2017 Drive By Shooting In Pasadena

Published : Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 2:05 PM

Marquis Turner. Law enforcement image

Marquis Turner, a 29-year-old man from Apple Valley and Du Roc Crips gang member, was sentenced to 332 years to life for his role in a January 2017 drive shooting in Pasadena, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

Turner was convicted by a jury in April 2018 of one count each of conspiracy to commit murder and shooting at an occupied motor vehicle and seven counts of attempted murder.

On March 28, 2018, a different jury found a co-defendant, fellow Du Rock Crip Anthony Deon Edwards of Duarte, guilty of the same counts and allegations. He was sentenced to 246 to life.

A spate of violent incidents in late 2016 and early 2017 were attributed to a long-standing dispute between sets of the Denver Lanes, based in the Pasadena area, and the Du Roc Crips, based in the Duarte area.

The duo tried to kill seven people with an assault-type rifle during the drive-by. The group that was shot at on the morning of January 16, 2017 were mostly teenagers, between 17 and 19, four of them female.

One of the girls lost a finger on her right hand and also lost use of two of the remaining fingers.

 

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