PASADENA — On Christmas Day of 2012, 49-year-old Victor McClinton was shot and killed outside of his home in the 1900 block of Newport Avenue in Pasadena.
Apparently the victim was an innocent bystander. He worked as a Sheriff’s Department technician for the LA County District Attorney’s Office.
24-year-old Larry Darnell Bishop and 29-year-old Donald Harris were convicted in April of 2016 for the murder and, on Friday, were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Deputy District Attorney Amy Ashvanian of the Hardcore Gang Division prosecuted the case.
Bishop and Harris were convicted of first-degree murder, attempted murder, murder during a drive-by shooting, as well as gang and gun allegations.
The two intended to kill someone else but inadvertently killed McClinton instead. A second victim was shot and wounded by the gunfire.