Gang member convicted of double murder in Panorama City

City News Service | June 13, 2014

Edwin LugoVAN NUYS >> A gang member was convicted Friday of the Panorama City killings of two men who were believed to be his partners in crime.

Edwin Lugo, 21, was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder for the June 2, 2012, shooting deaths of Mario Martinez, 35, and Jaime Polino, 26. Jurors also found true a special circumstance allegation of multiple murders.

Lugo faces life in prison without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced July 1.

Prosecutors said Lugo and the victims were suspected of being involved together in crimes including burglaries and drugs. Martinez and Polino were found dead inside Martinez’s Brimfield Avenue apartment, police said. Both had a single gunshot wound to the head.

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