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Gang member guilty in revenge murders

December 19, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A jury has convicted a gang member of murdering two men to avenge the shooting death of a 19-year-old a day earlier.A San Diego jury on Friday found 22-year-old Deshawn Broadnax guilty of fatally shooting Brandon Hammond and Marcelles McElvaine on Dec. 6, 2006.

Broadnax's co-defendant, Anthony Torian, testified that Broadnax told him somebody needed to do something about the killing of Ahmad Lewis the day before.

Torian says he saw Broadnax enter an alley and then heard gunshots. Torian says Broadnax later told him that he killed two people.

Deputy District Attorney Mark Amador says the 19-year-old victims appeared to have nothing to do with Lewis' death.

Broadnax faces up to life in prison at his sentencing in February.


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