DA: 2 convicted for 2020 Visalia shooting death

DA: 2 convicted for 2020 Visalia shooting death

VISALIA, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – A murder conviction was secured on Tuesday for two people for the death of a man at a Visalia apartment complex in 2020, the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office said.

The DA says on Nov. 28, 2020, the victim, who was 33, and Curtis Williams, 31, were engaged in an argument in the victim’s apartment. Surveillance video showed Andrew Hernandez, 29, who lived in the neighboring apartment, entering the residence holding his waistband.

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According to the DA, it was learned through witness testimony that Hernandez gave Williams the gun. Williams then shot the victim in the chest, and both men fled the apartment. The victim was not discovered until he had not been heard from for several days.

The DA says Hernandez was arrested in early December, but Williams fled to the Sacramento area. Williams was arrested on Feb. 9, 2021.

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According to the DA, both men were convicted of first-degree murder.

The DA says sentencing is scheduled for May 14, in the Superior Court where both men face life in prison.

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