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Gang Member To Stand Trial

A Los Angeles judge has ordered a reputed gang member to stand trial for murder, in the fatal shooting of the 20-year-old granddaughter of LA Police Chief Bernard Parks. Samuel Shabazz also faces the special circumstance allegation of murder carried out to further the activities of a criminal street gang. The allegation would make Shabazz eligible for the death penalty if convicted.

Lori Gonzalez was shot to death last year as her car pulled away from a fast-food restaurant south of downtown Los Angeles. Authorities say the intended target was her passenger, who ducked the gunfire.