By Andy Furillo
Prosecutors scored their first conviction in a fatal Halloween Night 2008 party shooting when one of three remaining "Monk Mobb" murder defendants pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.
Carlos "Scarecrow" Allen, 19, entered his plea in front of Sacramento Superior Court Judge Joseph Orr, in an arrangement worked out between Deputy District Attorney Andrew Solomon and defense lawyer Kevin J. Adamson.
Orr set Allen's sentencing date for March 11. Allen faces 11 years for the manslaughter, plus another eight months in a separate guilty plea to being an accessory to an unrelated drive-by shooting in 2009.
Two reputed Monk Mobb members are slated to stand trial for murder next week in the early-morning shooting Nov. 1, 2008, that killed Patrick Razaghzadeh, 24. They are the accused shooter in the case, Elijah Rasean "Famous" Fields, 20, and Corey Andre "Dice" Carmicle, 24.
Authorities say Razaghzadeh was shot and killed after he asked the purported gang members to leave his Halloween party on Rogue River Drive.
Eight defendants were initially charged in the Razaghzadeh killing. Charges have since been dismissed on five of them.
Sheriff's detectives said the Halloween shooting in which five other victims were shot and wounded was one of four slayings in an 18-month period involving members of the North Highlands-based Monk Mobb and their affiliates.
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