Two men found guilty in Highland Park 7-Eleven slaying


HIGHLAND PARK – Two men are facing life in prison after jurors today found them guilty of the fatal December 2013 shooting of a clerk at the 7-Eleven store at the corner of Avenue 52 and Figueroa Street, according to the L.A. County District Attorney.

Rasheen Childs and Bryant S. Moore, both 21, were convicted of first-degree murder of 31-year-old Gonzalo Garcia, a Mexican immigrant and father of a five-year-old girl, during an attempted robbery. Garcia attempted to run away when Childs shot the clerk one time and fled the store, according to authorities.

Both men were also convicted in connection with numerous other robberies. Childs was found guilty of 18 counts of second-degree robbery and one count each of attempted second-degree robbery and false imprisonment by violence, according to a District Attorney press release. Moore was convicted of 10 counts of second-degree robbery and one count each of attempted second-degree robbery and false imprisonment by violence.several other previous robberies.

The two are scheduled to be sentenced May 12.

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  1. Never let these worthless scumbags walk the streets again.

  2. Life is prison is so much better than what they dealt. Only the death penalty would be justice.

    • Only if you believe in the death penalty. Put them in solitary confinement with only bread and water for the rest of their lives!

  3. Crime in Highland Park is really bad right now

  4. Does anyone know if his family is still in the area? I would like to find a way to help support them.

  5. Try not to get robbed and killed on your way getting your 20 dollar Latte…..:)

  6. My family and I appreciate the continuous positive support. We miss our beloved Gonzalo. I believe that this made the media being that his killer had been released early on a realignment program. A month after being released is when he murdered Gonzalo. Once the verdict ws read his killer turned to our family and cursed at us as if it is our fault for his actions. We will not get our Gonzalo back but this gave us a sense of peace that he will not hurt anyone else.

    • Elizabeth I’m Raul, my condolences to Gonzalo. I worked with him a few times in the same location, I was in disbelief when I found out may God Bless You and your family.

  7. HUH!? That is silly.

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