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Gang Member Sentenced for Attempted Murder

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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