Gang members get 50 years for killing teen over red shoes

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(Los Angeles Times) In an emotional Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday, two gang members were sentenced for the killing of 19-year-old Tavin Price in front of his mother at a Hyde Park car wash last year.

Just before the verdict was read, Kanasho Shadrick Johns, one of three men being sentenced in the case, asked to address the court. He would be all right, he said, with a glance toward the audience.

Johns’ sister shouted approvingly, sparking protests from the victim’s family.

Jennifer Rivers, Price’s mother, had heard enough. She leaped to her feet and was restrained by family and a bailiff from heading toward Johns’ family and friends in the back of the courtroom.

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