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Gang member sentenced to death for 49th Street Massacre called 'evil'
Gang member sentenced to death for 49th Street Massacre called 'evil'

Calling him a "ruthless killer who had no qualms about killing children," a Los Angeles County judge sentenced a gang member to death Friday for the murder of four people, including a 10-year-old boy fatally shot in one of the city's most notorious acts of gang violence. Superior Court Judge Stephen A. Marcus said Charles Ray Smith, 44, had never shown any remorse for the killings, which involved two separate shootings in 2006. One of those incidents involved the slayings of three people in what became known as the 49th Street Massacre, when a pair of gunmen wielding AK-47 rifles targeted children and others on the sidewalk of a quiet South Los Angeles street. Killed...

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