Pair Convicted of Murder, Multiple Charges in Apartment Shooting
DATE: February 26, 2018
CASE: Richard Gutierrez & Laurencio Quintero (#15F03952)
PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Laura West, Gangs & Hate Crimes Unit
Richard Gutierrez and Laurencio Quintero were convicted by a jury for the first-degree murder of Stacy Norman, shooting at an occupied house and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The jury found true allegations that Gutierrez and Quintero personally used and discharged a firearm causing death during the commission of the shooting into the occupied house. Quintero was also convicted of first-degree burglary and discharging a firearm in a grossly negligent manner.
On June 13, 2015, Gutierrez and Quintero shot at occupied apartments on Rio Linda Boulevard. Multiple rounds entered the apartments, narrowly missing sleeping children and adults inside. Two of the rounds pierced the victim’s neighbor’s window and traveled through a wall into the victim’s bedroom, striking the victim while she was in bed. She suffered a through and through gunshot wound to her chest and died from a loss of blood. Later that day, Quintero and three other men broke into an apartment on Beaumont Street to confront the resident of that unit. They had at least one gun with them and fired five shots into the resident’s bedroom door. The resident of the apartment was not home at the time.
Allegations that Gutierrez suffered a prior 2013 strike conviction for robbery and that Quintero suffered a prior 2007 strike conviction for felony assault with a deadly weapon will be determined at sentencing.
Gutierrez faces a maximum sentence of 50 years to life in prison. Quintero faces a maximum sentence of 62 years to life in prison. Sentencing for both defendants is scheduled for March 23, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in Department 12 before the Honorable Maryanne Gilliard.