Gang Member Pleads No Contest in Shooting Deaths of Two Teens in Highland Park

Felix Gomez Jr., 23, faces 21 years in state prison, with sentencing set May 8.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A gang member pleaded no contest Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter for the deaths of two teenage boys near a Highland Park recreation area five years ago.

Felix Gomez Jr., 23, faces 21 years in state prison, with sentencing set May 8 before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Richman.

Gomez shot and killed Carlos Hernandez and Alejandro Garcia after a fight broke out between the two teens and a group of people on March 13, 2009, according to Deputy District Attorney Amy Ashvanian.

Hernandez was 15 and Garcia was 16, while Gomez was a 17-year-old documented gang member at the time of the shooting, authorities said.

—City News Service

Fernando lopez May 08, 2014 at 09:48 AM
Wow, lucky guy only got manslaughter. I guess he didn't start the problems, the other two must have tooken a knife to a gun fight.....
Larry May 08, 2014 at 10:02 AM
21 years for killing 2 kids. Probably be out in 10. This country's going down the toilet.
mr. jepg May 08, 2014 at 01:12 PM
"tooken" - lol
Fernando lopez May 09, 2014 at 01:05 AM
No not ten years. California violent offender, minimum has to do 85%. I served 11 years in state prison. You wouldn't believe how quick they go by... Funny how everyone on the patch wants to be a English teacher. Lol...
Fernando lopez May 09, 2014 at 01:06 AM
This country has been down the toilet..


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