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Juries convict two in 2013 Foothill Farms murder

Two Sacramento Superior Court juries convicted two men of murder and other charges for the shooting death of Deandra Horton two years ago in a Foothill Farms apartment complex.

Marquon DeAnthony Vasquez on Tuesday was found guilty of second-degree murder in the March 22, 2013, killing of Horton, 30. Jurors also found that Vasquez, 25, personally discharged a firearm in the homicide.

On Monday, another jury in the same trial convicted Shoreem Dominique Bryant, 31, of first-degree murder. Bryant acted as Vasquez’s driver the day of the shooting.

Judge Greta Curtis Fall scheduled the sentencing of both men for March 6.

Prosecutors said Vasquez was involved in a dispute with a friend of Horton who lived at the apartment complex on Hamilton Street. When Horton and her friend, who used a wheelchair, were leaving the apartment building to go to the store, Vasquez confronted the man and a gunfight erupted between the two of them. During the shootout, the woman was shot five times in the back, authorities said.

Along with the murder of Horton, Bryant was found guilty of attempted murder and Vasquez of attempted voluntary manslaughter in the shooting of the man in the wheelchair, who also was wounded by gunfire. Vasquez, who has twice been to prison for prior felony convictions, also was found guilty of being an ex-convict in possession of a gun.

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