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Saturday, 16 January 2016

3 to stand trial in South L.A. killing of 19-year-old over his red shoes

A judge Friday ordered three men to stand trial for the killing of a 19-year-old who was shot outside a South Los Angeles carwash last summer over the color of his red shoes.
Kanasho Johns, 28; Dwight Kevin Smith, 30; and Kevin Deon Johnson, 25, will be arraigned on murder charges later this month in connection with the shooting death of Tavin Price, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge M.L. Villar ordered.

Price was at a carwash in Hyde Park about 11 a.m. on May 29 when he went to a nearby smoke shop to buy a soda and was confronted by two men who asked about his gang affiliation because he was wearing red shoes, authorities said.

A woman who had been inside the shop told investigators that Price was asked why he had “all that red on” shortly before the shooting, according to testimony by Los Angeles police Det. Eric Crosson.
The detective said the woman told police that Price responded, “I don't gang bang,” and that she told the man to leave Price alone because he was mentally disabled.
Authorities said Price ignored the men and walked back to his mother and a family friend who were finishing up at the carwash. As Price stood in front of his mother, Jennifer Rivers, he was shot, police said.

After the three men were charged with murder last summer, Rivers told reporters that she goes to the Inglewood Park Cemetery each day to visit her son's grave. She said she still hears in her mind her wounded son asking her if he was going to make it.
“He didn’t deserve to be murdered right in front of my face,” she said at the time.
Antheyst Jarrett, 27, who was arrested in connection with the killing, plead no contest to a charge of preventing or dissuading a witness from reporting a crime last fall and was sentenced to seven years in state prison, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
Prosecutors allege that the crime was committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang.
The men will be arraigned Jan. 29.



Source: LA Times

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Unknown said...

What a Crime

Unknown said...

Street gangs and cult wars ,

Mufliat said...

Too many killings here and there, people are becoming so wicked.
Nawa o
They should face it .














#Hajia Mufliat

Unknown said...

na wa ooooo. killing of a 19-year-old who was shot
outside a South Los Angeles carwash last
summer over the color of his red shoes.

God punish devil and his candidates

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tosisochukwu said...

Common shoe?





















!brightosman aka fake phyno .#gerarahere

Unknown said...

Uhmmmm













*dew*

Unknown said...

Oh my God what a wicked world.
Muslims is evil i know that the killers are Muslim for peace to reign in America an world say no to Islam.























#sad indeed

Unknown said...

Oh my God what a wicked world.
Muslims is evil i know that the killers are Muslim for peace to reign in America an world say no to Islam.























#sad indeed

eunymz said...

Can u imagine..serves them right

MZ EUEU

dj banti said...

Evil

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment...what a wicked world

Unknown said...

Because of red shoes? This is annoyingly stupid.

Okbye.

Unknown said...

Hmmmm.. RIP to him..

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Continue to rest in peace

Bonita Bislam said...

Its a terrible thing for a mother to see the life she brought into the world goes back in a very brutal & undeserving way .
The pain will never go away.It's like a shadow to the heart.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Dey shld face it


...merited happiness

Unknown said...

All forms of cultism, militancy and terrorism are organized by the devil to keep destroying humanity. Pls let's say no to cultism.

Unknown said...

Dey should be hanged already. Linda take note!

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kfc said...

killed by crips

Unknown said...

Na wahooo

Unknown said...

Hope they won't go free for taking another person's life

Unknown said...

Dem need to do something about gun control fast! People go just dey waste life like say Dem fit create one



AJ MAIN BOY...

Unknown said...

Nawao
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Unknown said...

God what is this world turning too killing here and there.

Unknown said...

They deserve it

JAYZSBOSS said...

Wow..

Unknown said...

What you sow you reap.

Muna said...

Absurd stories shaa

Unknown said...

Killing over shoe? Mehnn the hustle there is hard.

#PeopleMustAdjust

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linda Last Born(IPHY) said...

Judgement 2 Be pass accordingly...

Unknown said...

serves them right. RIP to d dead. www.skybased.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

Lol...I think say na only naija tis cult tin dey.....ts all good...Rip to Price.............ts all good

Unknown said...

.I think say na only naija tis cult tin dey.....ts all good...Rip to Price.............ts all good

Unknown said...

.I think say na only naija tis cult tin dey.....ts all good...Rip to Price.............ts all good

Unknown said...

Nmmmh... Just because of red shoe. That was how some guys stopped me and my cousine one day and asked why he was putting on a RED face cap. I was like " Una dey mad"

Unknown said...

What a tragedy . All cos of them red shoes

Unknown said...

Criminal everywhere you turn to




#*karlishah*

Abu Dhabi said...

So they do that over there and I thought it's only in naija here we do don't fly colors you know nothing about.. Cultism everywhere na only God go save us

Unknown said...

Rest in peace man.

Unknown said...

So is forbidding 2 wear red al cos of gang. Jus like when I was in shc. U can't wear black beret or yellow al cos of cult. jus kill him lik dat. May soul rest in peace

Unknown said...

So is forbidding 2 wear red al cos of gang. Jus like when I was in shc. U can't wear black beret or yellow al cos of cult. jus kill him lik dat. May soul rest in peace

Unknown said...

Hmm

Unknown said...

Hmm

Unknown said...

They must be killed too

Chiisunshine(carolips) said...

Gang bang

Unknown said...

This is simply the most horrific thing to happen to a mom. Watch ur son being murdered right in front u. Heartless people killed an innocent boy cos of red shoe.

Long live LIB

Unknown said...

This is simply the most horrific thing to happen to a mom. Watch ur son being murdered right in front u. Heartless people killed an innocent boy cos of red shoe.

Long live LIB

Mayberry said...

Cultists everywhere u go,even when there is no money. Weeeeeeel

Edobabe#replinda#

Unknown said...

Blacks in YUESSAY and gangs! Unfortunately the laws are to me still not harsh enough to tackle this stupidity in a world renowned nation.

Unknown said...

what a world..the unthinkable taking ceter stage

owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

#speechless

Unknown said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

Please do not say that about Muslims. I have been a Christian and my best friends have been Muslims. If I had a job vacancy, there are two people I would first search for - a Jehovah's Witness and a Muslim. These are some of the most dependable people in the world. Ignore the Perverts and Extremists.

Unknown said...

Thank God they are now facing justice

Unknown said...

These guys killed because of shoe color. They must face fire square,

paparazi said...

Jail for the murderers.

Pesin Pikin said...

Is this story for reals??/ For a shoe??/ Plz dey shd do some time abeg cuz no time

yombrushi said...

Crips & Bloods

kings11ng said...

FBI'S cointelpro destroyed the black panthers and started funding the blood(piru) and crips. Since then the black man have been killing each other while the KKK just watch and laugh. How ignorant can you be as to kill someone cos of his shoe colour?

Unknown said...

CRIPS AT IT AGAIN. WHY DO THESE YOUNGINS KEEP JOINING THESE GANGS

Unknown said...

Wickedness of the highest order

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