DATE: January 23, 2015
CASE: Michael Williams & Anthony Valles
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Thien Ho, Gangs & Hate Crimes Unit
District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert announced today that Michael Williams was convicted by jury of first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Anthony Valles was convicted by jury of second-degree murder and three counts of armed robbery. The jury also found that they committed the murder in association with and for the benefit of the Norteños criminal street gang.
On January 12, 2013, Anthony Valles robbed three teenage boys in the Valley Hi Area of South Sacramento. On January 16, 2013, Williams was driving a stolen minivan when he attempted to run over a security guard from a department store in an attempt to help his friends escape with stolen merchandise. On January 17, 2013, Valles yelled out gang slurs at Anthony Navarro and the defendants chased after him in a stolen minivan. As they turned onto 39th Street in Sacramento, Williams shot and killed Mr. Navarro.
Sentencing is set for March 6, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in Department 26 of the Sacramento Superior Court.
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