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Gang Member’s Crime Scene Tattoo Leads To Conviction


A murder scene tattooed on the chest of a reported gang member has finally led police to a conviction years in the making.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Anthony Garcia was arrested and released on a minor offense in2008 but before his release was photographed without his shirt with a crime scene depicted in ink across his chest.

Garcia’s chest appeared to show Christmas lights lining the roof of a liquor store, a gunned down body, the direction the body fell, a street lamp and street sign all under the banner RIVERA KILLS, a reference to the gang Rivera-13.

The scene was believed to the be that of the 2004 liquor store slaying of 23-year-old John Juarez that had stumped homicide investigator Kevin Lloyd for years.

Now seven years later, Lloyd’s discovery of the tattoo and a confession given to sheriff’s detectives disguised as gang members not only solved the case but led to a conviction.

The L.A. Times reports that Garcia, now 25, was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder and shooting at an occupied vehicle.

He is facing 65 years to life.


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  • Itdoesn’tmatter

    Now if this is not the dumbest foolishness yet still God Sent…