Two guilty in drive-by slaying

first_imgStewart was hit in the head, authorities said. One of the other victims was grazed by a bullet. The other two were hit in the hip and the arm. [email protected] (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – An Antelope Valley jury deliberated less than five hours before convicting two men Wednesday in a 2003 drive-by shooting that killed a Palmdale teenager and wounded three other people outside a west Palmdale home where a party was going on. A third defendant, who earlier pleaded no contest to a lesser charge, testified against the other two, identifying James Kamply Morris, 27, of Palmdale as the shooter, and Jamel Young, 22, of Lancaster as the driver. “All three of them were beat up at a party at the same house about a month prior,” Deputy District Attorney Benny Osorio said. “They wanted revenge and they wanted to get back at them and that’s why they shot at the party.” Killed was Jonte Stewart, 18, of Palmdale, who was shot Dec. 5, 2003, outside a home that sheriff’s deputies said was known as a hangout for members of a street gang. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Stewart’s brother had been shot and killed in Inglewood, Osorio said. “The mother lost her first son in Inglewood. She left Inglewood to protect her other son, to keep him away from gang violence. She moved to the Antelope Valley and lost her son to this murder,” Osorio said. “It’s tragic.” The jury convicted Morris and Young of first-degree murder and attempted murder and found true an allegation that a gun had been used in the crime. Each man faces 26 years to life, plus three life terms, in prison, Osorio said. Sentencing is set for Sept. 21. Cozy Cole, 21, of Lancaster, who testified he was in the back seat of the car when shots were fired at the Juniper Tree Road house, pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter before the trial started. He faces eight years in prison when he is sentenced today.The defense had argued that other people in another car had committed the shooting, Osorio said. Stewart and the three other victims were standing outside a party just before midnight when bullets were fired from a passing car. last_img read more

Usain Bolt: Still the fastest

first_imgSpeed of a falcon’s dive is 322 kilometre per hour. Average speed of Usain Bolt sprinting across the race track is around 25 kilometre per hour. Much like the falcon, the Jamaican athlete does not miss his target. Bolt has taken athletics to a new level. He has won the world championship for eight consecutive years. He has never come second in the Olympics. The jovial Jamaican has also become a household name due to his people skills.Here are some facts about Usain Bolt, the guy who sprinted towards indisputability in no time:Bolt was 14 when he got his first medal at an 80 metre hurdle at his Alma Mater William Knibb Memorial High. He bagged a bronzeAt 15, Bolt won the 2002 Junior Kingston Championship. He is the youngest man ever to do thisBolt is the first athlete to achieve a ‘double double’ as he won both 100 metre and 200 metre races in 2008 and 2012 Olympics, consecutively. He has also achieved a ‘double triple’ by obtaining the 4×100 metre gold medal in both the eventsHis 100 metre world record of 9.58 seconds in Berlin Olympics, 2009, remains unbeatenBolt is the only athlete to have run a 200 metre sprint under 20 seconds, 19.19 to be exactBolt’s celebratory gesture “To Di World” became a huge hit among the youths and continues to be imitatedHis nicknames also reiterate his sporting achievements. “Lightning Bolt” and “Bolt from the blue” are two of his most famous nicknamesApart from sprint, Bolt also has interest in various sports. In order to make his leg muscles work better, Bolt would practise fast bowling when he was younger. He had also revealed his intentions of playing for Manchester UnitedBrand-savvy Bolt has his own restaurant in Kingston named Tracks & Records. He also launched Bolt, a gaming app on Apple iOS platform. He also has his own headphone range named SoulBolt has received the Laurens World Sportsman award twice. advertisementlast_img read more