California teen found guilty in taco truck owners slaying

A California judge has discovered a teenage young boy guilty in the slaying of a taco truck owner last yearByThe Associated PressApril 15, 2022, 5:17 PM – 2 minutes readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleMODESTO, Calif.– A California judge discovered a teenage kid guilty Thursday in the slaying of a taco truck owner last year, The Modesto Bee reported.The young boy, who was 13 at the time, walked up to the Modesto taco truck Feb. 16, 2021, and fatally shot Rafael Avila-Rodriguez in the face, Judge Rubén Villalobos ruled Thursday in Stanislaus County Superior Court.The accused showed little emotion as Villalobos announced his decision, The Bee reported.California law states that children under 14 years old can just be prosecuted if, at the time of the criminal activity, “they knew its wrongfulness.”The paper reported that the judge stated the offender knew his actions were wrong and kept in mind that he had actually immediately run away after the shooting, concealed the gun and deceived and averted police.The teen has actually not yet been sentenced but the juvenile courts jurisdiction ends at age 25, implying he can not be jailed in connection with Avila-Rodriguezs slaying beyond then.”While district attorneys said the teens motive was burglary, the newspaper reported, the judge stated he questioned that since a video just revealed seven seconds in between when the teen approached the trucks order window and when the gunshot rang out.

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