Sacto 9-1-1
April 6, 2011
Sacramento jury convicts man of 2005 murder and other crimes

20090619-131.pdf - Adobe Reader.JPGA Sacramento County jury has found 24-year-old Roy Houston guilty of murder in a Feb. 17, 2005 shooting that prosecutors have described as a gang-retaliation killing.

Slain in the North Sacramento shooting was 21-year-old Donald McCall. Jurors also found Houston guilty of the attempted murder of Randall Hudson and Joseph McCoy, and found to be true the special circumstances of using a firearm, shooting from a car and committing the crime on behalf of a gang.

For a separate March 2005 incident, jurors also convicted Houston of the attempted murder of Kenneth Bell. They found to be true special circumstances of using a firearm and shooting at an occupied vehicle.

The crimes were committed, the jurors found, for the benefit of the Del Paso Heights Bloods street gang.

Houston, left, is scheduled to be sentenced April 29.

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