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DATE: March 11, 2016
CASE: Jason Marez
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Satnam Rattu, Gangs & Hate Crimes Unit
The Honorable Ernest Sawtelle sentenced Jason Marez to 60 years, 8 months in prison. On January 21, 2016, a jury found Marez guilty of attempted murder, assault with a firearm, personally discharging a firearm, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and committing crimes for the benefit of the Norteno criminal street gang.
The victim, Seth Brown, was in his car with his 14-year-old daughter at an intersection in North Sacramento. He happened to have been wearing a blue hat. Jason Marez, a validated Norteno gang member, pulled up next to Mr. Brown’s car and asked him where he lived. When Mr. Brown did not respond, Marez pulled out a gun and threatened Mr. Brown and his daughter. Mr. Brown reversed his car and crashed into a car behind him. Marez left the scene, but returned a short time later and started to pursue Mr. Brown. Marez shot at Mr. Brown during the chase.
Law enforcement was able to locate and arrest Marez.
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