These pro se petitions by convicted murderers are denied. The facts include reference to a “black ninja mask” worn as they shot and killed from a Saturn car. This is two opinions for the two co-defendants, both authored by the same Magistrate Judge.
JAMEL LARON YOUNG, Petitioner,
MICHAEL MARTEL, Warden, Respondent.
Case No. CV 09-02804 DSF (AN)
JAMES KAMPLY MORRIS, Petitioner,
MR. FRANCISCO JACQUEZ, Respondent.
Case No. CV 09-00263 DSF (AN)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA,
2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35782
2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35805
Decided February 4, 2010
Opinions by Arthur Nakazato, US Magistrate Judge:
On August 23, 2006, petitioner[s] Jamel Laron Young and his co-defendant, James Kamply Morris, were convicted of one count of first degree murder, in violation of CAL. PENAL CODE § 187(a), and three counts of attempted murder, in violation of CAL. PENAL CODE § 664/187(a), following a jury trial in the Los Angeles County Superior Court (case no. MA028244).
On September 21, 2006, Petitioner [Morris] was sentenced to an indeterminate state prison term of 25 years to life plus one year on count one, a consecutive term of seven to life plus one year on count two, and concurrent terms of life plus one year on counts three and four.
On November 30, 2006, Petitioner [Young] was sentenced to an indeterminate state prison term of 25 years to life plus one year on count one, a consecutive term of seven years to life plus one year on count two, and concurrent terms of life plus one year on counts three and four.
From facts established at trial in people’s evidence:
About 11:30 p.m., Morris put on a black ninja mask. Young drove the Saturn slowly with its headlights off and stopped in front of the Palmdale home. The driver’s side of the Saturn was facing the home. Morris sat on the window sill of the car’s passenger door and shot over the Saturn about four or five times. Cole was lying down in the backseat.
Jonte Stewart was on the porch of the Palmdale home when the shots were fired. He was fatally shot in the head
The opinion finds no error and directs “judgment be entered dismissing this action with prejudice”.