Two men convicted for 2011 murder of Chico man

Apr 28, 2014 7:10 PM

Two Long Beach men have been found guilty and sentenced to life in prison for murdering a Chico man in March of 2011.

According to the Long Beach Press-Telegram, a judge sentenced Kenneth Ray Johnson, 36, and Charles Anthony Mackbee, 42, immediately after their conviction.

The two men were arrested along with Marcel Mackabee, who was convicted in July of 2013, after Philip Victor Williamson was found with a gunshot wound to the back of his head in an alley in the 1500 block of Pine Avenue in downtown Long Beach on March 24, 2011.

Williamson was a medical marijuana courier originally from Chico, but was living in the Los Angeles area at the time of his murder. He delivered marijuana from growers in Butte County to medical dispensaries in Los Angeles County, was lured by the defendants from his West Los Angeles home under the guise of a marijuana purchase, according to prosecutors.

According to the Long Beach Press-Telegram Mackbee, Johnson and Mackabee met with the victim, and robbed him of 10 pounds of marijuana. After the theft, they shot and dumped Williamson in the alley. Afterward, Mackabee went to the victim's home and stole at least $150,000 in cash.


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