State Supreme Court Won’t Consider Case of Atwater Gang Leader

By EGP News Report

The California Supreme Court refused yesterday to consider the case against an Atwater Village gang leader who was involved in a Los Angeles jail riot while awaiting trial in a triple-murder case, for which he was eventually sentenced to death.

The state’s highest court denied a defense petition seeking review of the case against Timothy Joseph McGhee, who was convicted of charges including assault and resisting executive officers in the performance of their duties and sentenced to 75 years to life in prison.

The charges stemmed from a Jan. 7, 2005, riot in a high-security unit of Men’s Central Jail. During the uprising, deputies were pelted with items including shards of porcelain from broken sinks in inmates’ cells.

His death sentence was automatically appealed to the California Supreme Court, which has not yet considered that appeal.

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October 14, 2010  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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