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Defendant Sentenced for First-Degree Murder

DATE:  April 8, 2016

CASE:  Luther Frazier

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Kevin Greene, Homicide Unit

The Honorable Helena Gweon sentenced Luther Frazier to 50 years to life in prison.  On March 10, 2016, a jury convicted Frazier of first-degree murder.  The jury also found true a use of a firearm allegation.

Frazier purchased heroin from the victim, Shaun Blechinger, over several months.  After a while, Frazier allowed the victim to use his car in exchange for heroin.  When the victim wrecked Frazier’s car, he would not pay for the damage.  Frazier then stole his father's gun and went over to the victim's residence to collect the money.  The two of them met outside in an alley, where they exchanged words.  When the victim was walking back to his apartment, Frazier shot him six times, killing him. 

 

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