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3 in Gang Guilty of Murder

Hector Acuna Garcia, 18, who is awaiting trail for murder in a drive-by shooting, and two fellow Harbor City gang members were found guilty of another murder Thursday in Long Beach Superior Court.

Garcia, Daniel Micro, 18, and Ioseafa Leauanae, 17, were found guilty of two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon in a drive-by shooting in Wilmington on Aug. 27, 1988. Slain were Edward Delgadillo, 16, and Hector Andrade, 21, both of Wilmington.

The trio, all members of the Harbor City PeeWees, were tried as adults although they were under 18 when the crime was committed. They are in Juvenile Hall pending sentencing July 14, and could be sent to state prison or a juvenile facility.

Garcia and Kevin Stave, 19, face trail for the March 22, 1988, murder of Rafael Pareda, 16, of Wilmington, who was shot while walking home from church.

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