Man Convicted In Fatal Oakland Taco Truck Shooting

OAKLAND (CBS/AP) — An Alameda County jury has found an Oakland man who shot and killed a customer during an argument near a taco truck guilty of voluntary manslaughter.

Deputy District Attorney Teresa Drenick said Tuesday that 36-year-old Theodore Walter Jones faces up to 11 years in prison following his conviction last week.

The sentence could be doubled if jurors who convicted him on Monday decide Jones had a prior violent crime conviction as a juvenile. That phase of trial began on Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Jones was drunk when he bumped into 23-year-old Dmario Anderson while their respective groups were placing food orders at a taco truck in East Oakland in 2010.

There was a scuffle between the two men and Anderson was fatally shot by Jones who had pried away Anderson’s gun.

 

 

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