Two found guilty of first-degree murder in District
January 20, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) -- A San Francisco Superior Court
jury today found Anthony Johnson and Antonio Woods guilty of first-degree
murder for the 2003 killing in San Francisco of Oakland resident
Both Johnson and Woods showed no emotion as the verdicts were
read to the court, but a woman Johnson later called "Mama''
erupted into tears and cried, "Oh my baby, I know you're
not guilty, I'll be by your side,'' before a bailiff escorted
her from the courtroom.
Both men could face 25 years to life in prison, according to
the district attorney's office.
In addition to a first-degree murder charge for each defendant,
the jury found Johnson guilty of felony possession of a firearm
by a felon, possession for sale of cocaine, possession of cocaine
while armed with a firearm and a misdemeanor charge of resisting
a police officer.
In addition to his murder conviction, Woods was found guilty
of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Woods and Johnson shot 35-year-old Coleman to death in the Lower
Haight neighborhood on the afternoon of Feb. 8, 2003. Johnson
was arrested the same day after police saw part of the incident
and chased him. Woods was arrested on Sept. 27, 2004, according
to the district attorney's office.
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