Jury Recommends Death Penalty for Killer

After deliberating for three days, a jury Thursday recommended the death penalty for a man found guilty of shooting and killing a woman on her first day working at a grocery store.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 17 for Andre Gerald Wilson, who was the subject of an intensive six-month manhunt, court officials said.

Wilson was discovered hiding in an Oakland attic last year after his case was broadcast on the television show “Unsolved Mysteries.”


Police were outraged by the killing of Sary San, a 38-year-old mother of seven who had just taken a job at the Seng Heng Market on 10th Street in Long Beach.

A surveillance video showed that the killer approached the counter, pulled out a handgun, demanded money, pushed San’s head to the counter and shot her.