Friday, May 07, 2010

Jackson Convicted of Attempted Murder Against LAPD Officer

Posted by CotoBlogzz 05-07-2010
LOS ANGELES, CA  – Samuel Jackson, accused of shooting a Los Angeles police officer then barricading himself in a Watts home was convicted yesterday, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office

Samuel Jackson, 30, was found guilty of one count each of willful, deliberate and premeditated attempted murder, assault on a peace officer with a semiautomatic firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Jurors also found  that Jackson personally and intentionally used and discharged a firearm that caused great bodily injury to Los Angeles Police Officer Owen Berger
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald Rose is expected to sentence the defendant on May 24. Jackson faces a maximum term of 40 years to life in state prison.

Jackson shot Officer Berger on Nov. 7, 2008, causing severe injury to his right arm. Officer Berger did not sustain life-threatening injuries as he was wearing a bullet-resistant vest.

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