Quevedo was surprisingly calm and nodded his head when the jury read his first degree murder conviction. The jury found the 26-year-old guilty of killing Silva, and guilty of a special circumstance of committing the murder for the benefit of his gang. He's also guilty of discharging a firearm causing death, and possessing a firearm as a felon. This means Quevedo is looking at life in prison without the possibility of parole. His attorney says his client is remorseful for gunning down the victim.
"I think if he could go back to 2013 he would," explained Antonio Alvarez. "It was a series of horrible choices. It was a series of horrible choices before that, choice of friends, choice of activities, and choice of associations."
Alvarez argued the victim could have survived the gunshot wounds had he received a blood transfusion. Silva was a Jehovah's Witness and it went against his beliefs. But the jury didn't agree with that argument.
Quevedo was reportedly upset the night of the shooting because the San Francisco 49ers lost the Super Bowl. The murder happened after Silva's brother got in a fight with Quevedo. And Silva wasn't meant to be shot. In fact it was his brother Quevedo was going after.
Jury also finds David Quevedo guilty of possessing a firearm, discharging a firearm and gang enhancements. @ABC30— Veronica Miracle (@VeronicaABC30) May 27, 2015
#UPDATE: Jury found David Quevedo guilty of first degree murder. Defense threw a Hail Mary with religious defense, but it didn't succeed.— Corin Hoggard (@corinhoggard) May 27, 2015
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