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Woman Convicted of Fatally Shooting Friend in Carson

Posted by Fay Arfa | May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

A 30-year-old woman was convicted today of killing her friend last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

The jury deliberated for a day before finding Vershonda Charisse Sneed guilty of first-degree murder in case TA137551.

Jurors also found true a special allegation that the defendant personally and intentionally discharged a firearm, which caused great bodily injury and death.

Sneed is scheduled to be sentenced June 17 in Department C of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Compton Branch. She faces a maximum sentence of 50 years to life in state prison.

Deputy District Attorney Shannon Cooley, who prosecuted the case, said Sneed and victim Bobby King, 34, were very good friends, however tension had developed between the two.

On the evening of June 25, 2015, Sneed went to a friend's home in Carson and then shot the victim eight times when he arrived at the house. Following the attack, Sneed left the scene, according to the prosecutor.

Authorities were called and King was taken to the hospital for treatment, but ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

Law enforcement located Sneed soon after the incident and she was arrested in connection with the killing.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Los Angeles County District Attorney / case TA137551 / May 12, 2016

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