Aug 21, 2014 9:17 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A Sacramento jury has convicted three of four people accused in connection with a shootout at a Sacramento barbershop four years ago that killed two people, including a mother shielding her toddler from the attack.
The Sacramento Bee reports that brothers Lonnie and Louis Mitchell were found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the Dec. 2010 gunfight. Prosecutors said the Mitchells were carrying an AK-47 assault rifle and a TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun.
James Leo Carney, who fired the fatal bullet, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter.
The fourth defendant, Larry Dean Jones Jr., was acquitted on all counts.
During the shootout, 30-year-old Monique Nelson was killed while protecting her 2-year-old son. Twenty-year-old Marvion Dashawn Barksdale, who participated in the gunfight, was also killed. Five others were wounded.
Authorities said the violence stemmed from a beef over a robbery.
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