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April 18, 2017: Gang Members Sentenced to Prison for Pomona Murder

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Two documented gang members were each sentenced yesterday to 80 years to life in state prison for fatally shooting a man in his driveway, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

On Monday afternoon, jurors deliberated for less than an hour before finding Donnell Parker (dob 6/5/92) and Terry Wayne Smith (dob 1/3/85) each guilty of two counts in case KA109828: first-degree murder and possession of firearm by a felon. Jurors also found true gun and gang allegations.

The two defendants were immediately sentenced to prison following the verdict.

Deputy District Attorneys David Barkhurst and Martin Bean of the Hardcore Gang Division co-prosecuted the case.

Prosecutors said on the morning of May 8, 2015, Parker and Smith entered their own gang territory in Pomona.

According to surveillance video shown during the trial, Parker and Smith ran up to the home of Gregory Montgomery and shot the victim as he was standing next to his car.

Montgomery, 51, was struck 11 times by the gunfire and died as a result of his injuries, prosecutors added.

Following the shooting, Parker and Smith fled the scene in a vehicle, according to prosecutors.

The case was investigated by the Pomona Police Department.