Man convicted of murder in drive-by shooting of Pomona boy, 8

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A jury has convicted a 36-year-old man of killing an 8-year-old boy when he fired into a Pomona home in a drive-by shooting last year.

Sengchan Houl was convicted of first-degree murder and other counts in the death of Jonah Hwang.

He faces a sentence up to life in prison without possibility of parole with a sentencing hearing set for Jan. 29.

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Jonah was killed while eating dinner with his family and their friends at a home in the 1100 block of 11th Street on Feb. 20, 2017.

Prosecutors say Houl opened fire at the house on several different occasions - once before the murder and twice afterward.

Sengchan Houl, 35, is shown in a sketch while he is in court on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.


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