Two Pomona gang members convicted in 2013 for the murder of a teenage boy were sentenced to prison in a court decision Wednesday.
In November, 24-year-old David Anthony Adams Jr. was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 36 years to life in prison. The co-defendant, 22-year-old Nicholas Hempstead was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to 50 years to life in state prison . Deputy District Attorney David Barkhurst of the Hardcard Gang Division prosecuted the case and confirmed that both defendants were affiliated with the Sintown 357 gang.
Prosecutors say on August 31, 2013, Adams and Hempstead got into a fist fight in Pomona with 17-year-old Deon Davis, a rival gang member. Adams, Hempstead and Davis drove to the 1200 block of Cromwell Ave in Pomona to resume the fight where Hempstead fatally shot Davis. Less than a month after the incident, Pomona police arrested Adams and Hempstead and charged them in connection with the murder.