Q: A young man was murdered on Halloween seven or eight years ago when a group of guys showed up uninvited. What happened? Did they make an arrest, and if so, what happened at the trial?
A: Two men identified as members of a street gang known as the Monk Mobb were convicted of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of the host at a 2008 Halloween night party in the La Raviera-Larchmont Park area.
According to stories in The Sacramento Bee, Patrick Razaghzadeh, 24, was holding a party in his back yard on Rogue River Drive when the cousin of a friend brought along Corey Andre Carmicle and Elijah Rasean Fields, and about a half-dozen other people from North Highlands that included a few members of the Monk Mobb.
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Witnesses told authorities that the Monk Mobb members tried to sell drugs, groped women and stole a camera. Carmicle reportedly proclaimed when he walked in that the “the Mobb is here.” When Razaghzadeh told the Mobb to leave, witnesses said, Carmicle countered, “We’re not going anywhere.”
In response to an insult by Fields, Razaghzadeh charged the gang member but slipped, and when he tried to get up, witnesses said, Fields shot him. Bullets from Fields’ gun also struck four other partygoers.
Fields was sentenced to 145 years to life, and Carmicle, to 118 years to life in prison. Fields, 24, is at North Kern State Prison in Delano, and Carmicle, 28, is at California State Prison, Sacramento, in Folsom.