18th Street Gang Member Faces Death in Slaying of H.S. Football Player

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KTLA News 10:54 AM PDT, August 26, 2009 LOS ANGELES — The gang member accused of murdering a local high school football player will face the death penalty, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Pedro Espinoza is charged with the murder of 17-year-old Jamiel Shaw. Shaw, a standout Los Angeles High School football player, was shot and killed […]

Girlfriend and neighbor of slain football player Jamiel Shaw testify in L.A.

The preliminary hearing marks the first time prosecutors have publicly presented evidence in the murder case against a Latino gang member who authorities say gunned down Jamiel Shaw, 17, in March. By Jack Leonard, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer 1:35 PM PDT, June 18, 2008 Two witnesses gave dramatic accounts this morning of how a […]

‘To An Athlete Dying Young’

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By Bill Simmons for ESPN March 12, 2008 1. On Tuesday afternoon, I witnessed a superhuman act of strength. We were gathered inside the West Angeles Cathedral on Crenshaw Boulevard, a mammoth facility with a balcony and video screens that’s like a concert hall crossed with a place of the Lord. Only a few funerals […]