LA gang member convicted of 4 murders

The Associated Press | August 16, 2012

LOS ANGELES — A gang member who hid out in the Philippines for 11 years has been found guilty in Los Angeles on murder and kidnapping charges.

Jurors Thursday found Pierre Mercado guilty of four counts of murder, two counts of kidnapping and five counts of attempted murder. He will be sentenced Aug. 24 and faces up to life in prison.

Mercado was a member of the Asian Boyz, a gang founded by his brother Marvin Mercado that terrorized parts of Los Angeles in the mid-1990s.

Marvin Mercado was convicted of eight murders and received eight life sentences last year in a separate case.

Prosecutors say the killings stemmed from a violent rampage in 1995 that the gang dubbed the “summer of madness” in an attempt to become the city’s most feared gang.

Source article: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/16/4730649/verdict-reached-in-trial-over.html#storylink=cpy

Photo credit: Nick Ut / Associated Press

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2 Comments for “LA gang member convicted of 4 murders”

  1. Chief

    That’s Marvin Mercado not Pierre in the picture.

    Funny how the charges back in the 90’s was a couple murders on Marvin and 1 attempted murder on Pierre.

    Then while they were not even in the U.S. it becomes 8 and 4 murders.

    Good job on closing all those Asian Boyz murder cases, LAPD and DA. Too bad it was on the wrong guys. You guys need better snitches with better info.

  2. yea botch

    the reason why the yakuza went back 2 rape

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