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'49th Street Massacre' penalty phase proceeds

There was emotional testimony Wednesday during the penalty phase of the trial of a gang member convicted of 3 murders.

April 13, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
There was emotional testimony Wednesday during the penalty phase of the trial of a gang member convicted of a triple murder in South Los Angeles.

Ryan Moore, 37, was convicted of first-degree murder Monday in the 2006 killings of 10-year-old David Marcial, his uncle, Larry Marcial, and a 17-year-old neighbor.

Prosecutors say Moore was on a gang-retaliation mission when he shot them.

Wednesday, Jurors heard from family members.

Larry Marcial's sister talked about her dreams for the children in the family, including 10-year-old David.

A decision from the jury is expected Thursday. Moore could receive the death penalty or a life sentence.

His co-defendant in the case is awaiting a retrial.