Prosecutors charge 3 with murder in Sacramento, Calif., mass shooting | CBC News


Prosecutors have filed homicide costs in a mass capturing that rocked California’s capital metropolis a month in the past.

District Lawyer Anne Marie Schubert stated Tuesday that Smiley Martin, Dandrae Martin and Mtula Payton have been charged with homicide within the slayings. All three are eligible for the loss of life penalty if convicted, however that call has not been made but.

The gang feud erupted in gunfire earlier than daybreak on April 3 as patrons of bars and nightclubs emptied onto the streets in downtown Sacramento. Six people were killed within the bloodshed, together with one man who was an alleged shooter.

A dozen others have been wounded by bullets — together with two different alleged gunmen. Police say at the very least 5 folks fired bullets within the capturing.

Courtroom paperwork have described Smiley Martin as a harmful, unrepentant gang member with a “life-time dedication to violence.” Police say his brother, Dandrae Martin, additionally fired a gun throughout the melee.

Police have solely recognized 4 of the suspected gunmen: the Martin brothers, Payton and Devazia Turner.

Turner, 29, died within the capturing. The Martin brothers are each in jail. Police do not know the place Payton, 27, is. The Martin brothers are scheduled to return to court docket Might 27, data present.

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Legal professionals for the brothers have but to publicly touch upon the case.

Moreover Turner, the opposite individuals who died within the capturing are Sergio Harris, Joshua Hoye-Lucchesi, Johntaya Alexander, Yamile Martinez-Andrade and Melinda Davis.

Authorities say Harris and Hoye-Lucchesi have been additionally concerned within the dispute with the Martins, Turner and Payton.

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