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DATE: February 8, 2016
CASE: Montrell Woods
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Kevin Greene, Homicide Unit
Montrell Woods was convicted by jury of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Kenny Hernandez. Woods was also convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
On January 22, 2014, Mr. Hernandez was helping family members move into an apartment on Ethan Way when he bumped into Woods. The two got into an argument. Woods then pulled out a .38 handgun and shot Mr. Hernandez in the chest. Mr. Hernandez died while being transported to the hospital; his mother and girlfriend were with him when he passed away.
Woods faces a sentence of 40 years to life in prison. Sentencing is set for April 8, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in Department 42 before the Honorable Allen Sumner.
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