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Crime Q&A: Was anyone convicted in 2009 slaying at San Juan Road apartments?

Q: What happened in the case of Perrell Waters in 2009? Did they convict anyone of his murder?

Ashley, Sacramento

A: Three men were convicted of first-degree murder and a fourth pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the 2009 robbery and shooting death of 19-year-old Perrell Marquis Waters at an apartment complex on San Juan Road.

Convicted of murder were Marquel Lamar Dixon, Marcus Scott Jr. and Ronald Delano Grant. They were also convicted of second-degree robbery in the case, and all were sentenced in 2011 to life in prison without possibility of parole.

The fourth man, Jumal Aumal Gray, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and second-degree robbery and was sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Evidence presented at trial showed that Scott and Grant were the gunmen in the killing. although it was not conclusive which one fired the bullets that caused Waters’ death, according to stories in The Sacramento Bee.

Scott, 27, is at Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad, and Grant, 26, is at High Desert State Prison in Susanville. Dixon, 24, is at California State Prison, Corcoran, and Gray, 26, is at Calipatria State Prison in Calipatria.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy