Man Convicted in 1988 Murder of Jewelry Salesman at Major Pasadena Intersection

Published : Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 6:50 AM

LA-County-Superior-CourtAlbert Ahmad Clark was convicted by a Pasadena jury on Monday of first-degree murder in the shooting death murder of Leroy Galloway on February 27, 1988.

The 39-year-old Galloway was shot several times near a gas station located at Lake Avenue and Orange Grove Boulevard, where he was selling jewelry out of his van.

Clark was arrested that year but was released due to the limitations of forensic science at that time; there was insufficient evidence to charge him with homicide.

In 2013, family members of the victim contacted the Pasadena Police Department and requested a review of the case. An extensive examination of the case files identified items of evidence that were suitable for modern forensic analysis.

The Los Angeles County Crime Lab ultimately said it implicated Albert Clark in the crime. He was finally arrested on December 7, 2015.

Clark faces a sentence of 32 years to life in prison. Sentencing has been scheduled for January 10.

Deputy District Attorney Ryan Erlich prosecuted the case for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office.

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