SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sureno gang member was found guilty of murder and other charges in connection with a 2011 attack on several rival gang members that left one of them dead.
The Sacramento County District Attorney's Office said Nestor Ardon, a documented gang member, was convicted by a jury of second-degree murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and three personal use of a knife and gang enhancements in the deadly April 20, 2011 altercation outside of R & R Wellness medical marijuana dispensary on Quinta Court in south Sacramento.
According to court testimony, Ardon was waiting outside of the shop for his girlfriend when three Nortenos exited the shop and looks were exchanged. When the Nortenos went to leave in their car, Ardon started to block them in with his car. The Nortenos threw water bottles at Ardon and one of them started after the defendant. Ardon got out of his car with a double-bladed knife and charged. Ardon stabbed Norteno Jesus Galvan in the neck. The two men were stabbed; one in the abdomen and arm, the other in the leg. Galvan died on the way to the hospital; the other two recovered from their wounds.
Ardon faces a possible sentence of life in prison when he appears before the court for sentencing Jan. 11, 2013.