A man who was featured on the TV show “America’s Most Wanted” was convicted Wednesday of the April 2005 shooting death of a 17-year-old boy near a high school in San Gabriel.
Jurors deliberated about two hours before finding Daniel Guerrero, 29, guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the April 27, 2005, killing of Ryan Dasalla, who was shot near Gabrielino High School.
Jurors also found true allegations that Guerrero personally and intentionally discharged a firearm and that the crime was committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang.
Guerrero is due back in a Pasadena courtroom for sentencing June 14.
He was found living in Tijuana under the pseudonym “Joel Lopez” and brought back to the United States in September 2013, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
Authorities said Guerrero and his older brother, Gabriel, attacked Dasalla because they thought he was associated with members of a tagging crew who had beaten their younger brother the night before.
Gabriel Guerrero was convicted in August 2010 of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder and was sentenced in October 2010 to 84 years to life in state prison. A three-justice panel from California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected his appeal in May 2012, and the California Supreme Court refused in July 2012 to review the case against him.
Co-defendant Sarah Toledo was convicted of the same charges and sentenced to 50 years to life in state prison. Her appeal was also denied.
An indictment handed up against the three alleged that Toledo provided Daniel Guerrero with a description of the victim.
— City News Service