A Los Angeles gang member convicted of murder praised District Attorney George Gascón for his controversial criminal justice reforms that reduced the inmate’s charges – and vowed to have the embattled prosecutor’s name tattooed on his face, a report said.
Luis Angel Hernandez, who pleaded guilty to murder and personal use of a firearm in the 2018 killing of a marijuana delivery man, gushed in a jail call from the Los Angeles County Attorney’s Office — the audio of which was obtained by Fox News.
“I’m gonna get that n——’s name in my face. That’s a champion right there. F—in’ Gascón,” Hernandez, a member of the OTF gang, reportedly says in the appeal.
“It’s making historic changes for all of us, fool. I’m just grateful, fool. I got good news on this thing,” Hernandez said.
In the call, Hernandez cited Gascón’s controversial decision to avoid sentencing in almost all cases.
Initially facing a life sentence with no possibility of parole, Hernandez faced several reprisals, including one for his gang affiliation and another for murder during an armed robbery, the report said.
However, those improvements have been shelved thanks to the rollbacks of Gascón, who took office in December 2020, law enforcement officials told Fox News.
“It doesn’t look very good. Now we have a new prosecutor in LA … so they’re going to drop a gang of, um, like my gun reinforcements, my gang reinforcements,” Hernandez says in the jail appeal.
“My gait improvement is 10 years, fool, for being a gang member. And then the gun when committing a crime.”
Details of Hernandez’s new sentencing guidelines were not immediately clear. However, according to Fox News, he will qualify for juvenile delinquent parole, which would limit his sentence to 25 years.
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