Gas Station Robbers Charged with Murder, Death Penalty Looms

Gas Station Robbers Charged with Murder, Death Penalty Looms
Photo: scene of shooting

LOS ANGELES – Two gas station robbers now face a murder charge in a recent tragic incident.

Young Yooun (4/30/89) and Courtney Campbell (11/28/89) each face a murder charge  yesterday for the shooting death of gas station clerk Akram Hanna (52).

A lottery tickets robbery on the morning of July 3rd in the gas station at Venice and Houser Blvds. turned into murder when the duo allegedly forced the clerk to lay on the ground.

Before leaving the gas station, Yooun allegedly shot the clerk, Hanna, who died at the scene.

Subsequently, Yooun and Campbell each face one count of murder in case BA469488. Because they committed the crime during a robbery, they are eligible for the death penalty.

The DA added, “The charge against Yooun also includes an allegation of personally using a handgun, resulting in death.”

A possible maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole awaits the defendants.

Deputy District Attorney Byron Beck is prosecuting the case.  He may seek the death penalty at a later date.

As a result, their arraignment is on Aug. 23rd at Foltz Criminal Justice Center. There is no bail.

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey leads the largest local prosecutorial office in the nation.

She has a staff of nearly 1,000 attorneys, 300 investigators and 800 support staff members. They are dedicated to protecting our community through the fair and ethical pursuit of justice and safeguarding victims’ rights.

Gas Station Robbers Charged with Murder, Death Penalty Looms was last modified: July 19th, 2018 by admin
Categories: Los Angeles
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