Two brothers are facing potential life prison terms after being convicted in the beating death of a neighbor in an unincorporated area near La Puente almost three years ago.
A Pomona jury found Flavio Macias Jr., 31, guilty of first-degree murder for the Aug. 24, 2015, killing of Luis Segura, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Jurors also found true allegations that he personally used a hammer during the commission of the crime.
Macias’ younger brother, Jonathan, 26, was convicted of second-degree murder, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Flavio Macias Jr. attacked his neighbor while his younger brother served as a lookout, according to Deputy District Attorney Michelle Weiske.
The two were arrested in the early morning hours the next day after a standoff at their home that lasted nearly eight hours. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department used tear gas and a police K9 to flush out the brothers, authorities said.
Segura, 44, died two days after the attack, authorities said.
Flavio Macias Jr. is facing up to 53 years to life in state prison, with sentencing set July 5. His brother is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 19 and faces a maximum of 15 years to life in state prison, according to the District Attorney’s Office.