DATE:  May 7, 2019

CASE:  Hieu Hoang & Richard Saterfield (Case #17FE008865)

PROSECUTOR:  Deputy District Attorney Jeff Hightower, Homicide Unit

Hieu Hoang and Richard Saterfield were convicted by a jury of two counts of murder for the shooting deaths of 19-year-old Daniel Murti and 15-year-old Sergio Murti. The jury also found that both Hoang and Saterfield personally used a firearm in the course of the murders, and that both committed the special circumstance of multiple murders.

On May 11, 2017, Richard Saterfield initiated a confrontation with the victims.  Saterfield obtained a gun from his vehicle and gave it to Hieu Hoang, who shot both victims.  Sergio collapsed and died where he was shot.  Daniel attempted to flee through a parking lot.  Hoang and Saterfield got in their car and chased Daniel.  Saterfield fired several additional shots at Daniel, who collapsed in the parking lot and died.

Both defendants face a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole.  Sentencing is set for June 7, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 41 before the Honorable Helena Gweon.