Teen, 16, sentenced in South LA street shooting that killed 1-year-old boy, wounded father

Associated Press | June 21, 2013

LOS ANGELES — A 16-year-old gang member was sentenced Friday to 90 years to life in prison for killing a 1-year-old boy who was shot as the toddler lay in his father’s arms on a South Los Angeles street.

Donald Ray Dokins was convicted in April of first-degree murder and attempted murder in the June 2012 shooting. Jurors also found true gun and gang allegations against Dokins, who was 15 at the time of the crime but was charged as an adult, City News Service reported.

During Friday’s sentencing hearing, Compton Superior Court Judge Patrick Connolly chastised Dokins, asking him: “Why did you do this? Were you fighting an imaginary war?”

Prosecutors said Dokins rode up on a bicycle and opened fire on a crowd standing outside a South LA home.

Angel Cortez Nava was fatally shot in the stomach as his father cradled him. The father, 24-year-old Mauro Cortez, was hit in the shoulder.

Read more at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/teen-16-sentenced-in-south-la-street-shooting-that-killed-1-year-old-boy-wounded-father/2013/06/21/235d7626-dae2-11e2-b418-9dfa095e125d_story.html

Photo credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles

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6 Comments for “Teen, 16, sentenced in South LA street shooting that killed 1-year-old boy, wounded father”

  1. Attila

    He supposed to be from Fudge Town Mafia Crips.

  2. Big Timer

    Is Fudge Town Mafia in Watts

  3. Crime acts such these occur in l.a so often

    • The calmes1

      not really, these dont happen as often as they did in the early 1990s. You actually rarely hear about it nicca.

  4. salinaz

    damn shoot beyonces kid already……

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