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Defendant Convicted of First-Degree Murder

DATE:  May 31, 2017

CASE:  Ismael Cassiano (Case #15F03537)

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Andrew Smith, Homicide Unit

Ismael Cassiano was convicted by a jury for the first-degree murder of Antoine Davis.  The jury also found true the allegation that Cassiano personally used a firearm.

Ismael Cassiano was living at Antoine Davis’ home.  On June 9, 2015, Cassiano got into an argument with a female during a barbecue.  Mr. Davis intervened and got into a fight with Cassiano, who was then told to leave the house.  Cassiano returned to the house later that night to confront Mr. Davis, and to ask for an apology for the injuries he received during their earlier altercation.  When Mr. Davis refused to apologize, Cassiano shot him once in the chest, killing him. 

Cassiano faces a maximum sentence of 50 years to life in prison.  Sentencing is set for July 21, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 32 before the Honorable Emily Vasquez.  


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