A Sacramento Superior Court jury Tuesday convicted two men of murder and acquitted a third in the Aug. 21, 2012, shooting death of a man at an apartment building in the Arden Arcade area.
Gabriel Jamar McAlister, 32, was convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of Timothy Schweiss, 25, at the Somerset Apartments in the 2500 block of Edison Avenue, court officials said.
Jurors did not reach a decision on allegations that McAlister was the triggerman in the shooting, or that the murder took place during the course of a pot robbery. Prosecutors have yet to determine whether to seek a retrial on the allegations that could make McAlister eligible for a life term with no chance of parole. Judge Ernest W. Sawtelle scheduled McAlister’s sentencing for Dec. 5.
Marcus Antonio Logan, 23, was convicted of second-degree murder in the case and is facing a 15-to-life term. A third defendant, Marlyn Tyrone Stewart, 24, who was represented by defense attorney Keith Staten, was found innocent.
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Charges were dismissed earlier this year on a fourth defendant, Angel Morningstar Tewksbury, 25.
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