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Richmond Man Convicted Of Deadly Freeway Shooting

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RICHMOND (CBS/AP) – A Richmond gang member has been convicted of killing a man on a freeway and wounding four others in a series of 2009 shootings.

Says 21-year-old Joseph Blacknell was convicted Thursday of 20 counts, including murder and conspiracy. He was acquitted of two attempted murder counts.

Blacknell could face a life sentence.

Prosecutors say he shot into a car on Interstate 580 in a March 2009 attack that killed 21-year-old rapper Marcus Russell and wounded his girlfriend.

Blacknell also was convicted of a series of shootings later that year in Richmond and West Oakland. Authorities say in one case, Blacknell and others fired 29 shots into a car containing a man and a 10-year-old girl. The man was wounded. The girl wasn’t injured.

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