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Justice Delivered after 5 Years in a Triple-Murder Case

Justice Delivered after 5 Years in a Triple-Murder Case

On Wednesday, two men from the East Coast were found guilty of the drug-related murders of three men.

The three men were shot dead inside a residence in the posh Porter Ranch gated community. The accused were found guilty after five years of murder.

Travis Reid, 44, of Maryland, and Kenneth Peterson, 45, of North Carolina, were found guilty of killing three men. The three men were Gary Davidson, 39, who owned and resided in the home; Benny Lopez, 46, of Anaheim; and Jesus Perez, 34, of Perris.

The incident happened on February 18, 2019.

They also tried to rob Davidson. The jury convicted the accused on one count of attempted robbery.

During his opening remarks, Deputy District Attorney Victor Avila informed the jury that Reid was “out a lot of money” after a cocaine shipment from California was stopped by U.S. Postal Inspection Service inspectors.

Ried blamed the loss of money and the interception on Gary Davidson. During the prosecution’s closing argument, the prosecutor stated that Reid was upset about losing over $370,000 and asked the jury to find both men guilty.

“There’s going to be all sorts of reasonable doubt” regarding Reid, according to Reid’s attorney, Tony Garcia, who also noted that “not a single person saw Mr. Reid shoot anybody.”

The jury would hear testimony regarding Reid and Davidson’s “many connections,” but not about Peterson’s relationship with Davidson, according to Steven Giedzinski, Peterson’s attorney. According to him, the evidence would demonstrate that the government’s case against his client was unfounded.

The Los Angeles Police Department reports that, upon responding to a report of unknown trouble, officers found the victims dead when they arrived at the home in the 20300 block of Via Galileo.

In June 2019, charges were brought against Reid and Peterson concerning the killings.

The jury found them guilty, and the court ordered them to serve a life sentence. They will spend their entire lives in prison without the possibility of parole.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Curtis B. Rappe has scheduled the sentencing for February 9, 2024.

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