Sacto 9-1-1
November 9, 2012
Gang member gets life for 'Compound' murder

A Sacramento street gang member was sentenced today to life in prison with no chance of parole for the 2010 robbery killing of a man in a north side apartment building known as "The Compound."

Superior Court Judge Roland L. Candee also gave Ricardo Lynn Hall, now 21, an additional 25-to-life term for his use of a firearm in the killing of Matthew Maurizzio, 39.

The fatal 1:30 a.m. shooting on Jan. 23, 2010, took place in the apartment complex on Dixieanne Avenue in North Sacramento that has gained notoriety in recent years as one of the region's most problematic gang, drug and crime locations.

According to evidence at trial, Maurizzio, a recovering drug addict who had been managing an apartment building near the Royal Oaks Post Office, wound up in the multi-unit Compound on a relapse. Witnesses said he was robbed and shot by three men who approached him in the alley behind the complex. Maurizzio ran out of the apartment building but collapsed in a front yard nearby and died, witnesses said.

No charges were filed on two men authorities identified as Hall's accomplices, both of whom testified at trial and eventually identified Hall as the shooter.

A jury convicted Hall of first-degree murder on Oct. 4.

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