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Crime Q&A: What happened to suspect in robbery, slaying at light-rail station?

Q: What happened to the man who killed a gentleman over 65 cents at the 23rd Street light-rail station in Sacramento?

Momz, Sacramento

A: A 15-year-old boy was found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Michael Albert Cannon, 25, at a light-rail station at 23rd and R streets in May 1992.

According to stories in The Sacramento Bee, a second 15-year-old pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of being an accessory to the shooting.

Cannon, an American River College student, reportedly was sitting on a bench at the station when the teen came up to him and demanded money. When Cannon replied that he had no money, the teen fired a single round, at point-blank range, into Cannon’s forehead, then sprinted from the area with his companion, the prosecutor said.

The boy found guilty in Sacramento Juvenile Court of murdering Cannon faced a maximum penalty of confinement at the California Youth Authority until his 25th birthday.

The names of the two youths were not released at the time because they were juveniles. However, the youth who was the accessory to the shooting was later identified as Johnas Calhoun when he was arrested for crimes as an adult.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy