Jury convicts gang member of murder in case of mistaken identity

Tommy Long, 19, was found guilty of killing Jerry Clark, 45, who was not a gang member but was targeted because his work shirt was the same color as that of a rival gang, prosecutors said
by Tim Willert Published: November 9, 2012
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Long was also convicted on a charge of conspiracy to commit robbery. He faces life in prison plus 10 years when he is sentenced Dec. 19.

Co-defendant Davion Pollard is awaiting trial on a murder charge. A third defendant, Sean Austin Anderson, pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge and received 10 years in prison plus 10 years for violating his probation in an unrelated case. A fourth defendant, Chase Devon Calton, pleaded guilty to a murder charge and was sentenced as a youthful offender because he was 14 when Clark was killed.

Calton could be sentenced to prison for life if he fails to complete a treatment program administered by the Office of Juvenile Affairs.

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by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for FOXSports.com in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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