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Jury recommends death in '49th St. Massacre'

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

April 21, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Jurors recommended the death penalty for a gang member convicted of a triple murder in South Los Angeles. They returned the verdict Thursday after two days of deliberations.

Last week, 37-year-old Ryan Moore was convicted of first-degree murder in what has become known as the "49th Street Massacre."

In 2006, Moore and another man used assault rifles to shoot and kill 10-year-old David Marcial, his uncle, Larry Marcial, and a 17-year-old neighbor.

Prosecutors say Moore was on a gang retaliation mission, but that none of the victims was involved in gangs.

Moore faces sentencing in July.