Telling a 13 year old boy to shoot a 49 year old man, leads to conviction
Jury finds Abraham Geronimo, 23, guilty of attempted murder and assault with a firearm
September 7, 2016
A gang member was sentenced today after his conviction for directing a 13-year-old teen to shoot a man. Abraham Geronimo, himself only 23 years old, was found guilty by a jury in August of one count each of attempted murder and assault with a firearm. He was also convicted of gang and weapon charges.
The crime occurred on February 10, 2015. Geronimo and a 13-year-old fellow gang member were spraying graffiti in East Los Angeles. When a 49-year-old man moved his car, Geronimo directed his child companion to shoot the victim.
The teenager pleaded a year ago to one count of assault with a firearm and was sentenced to time in juvenile camp.
Geronimo received a sentence from Judge Kathleen Kennedy in LA Superior Court of 32 years to life in state prison.
The case was investigated by the LA County Sheriff's Department Gang Unit, East Los Angeles Station.