Pomona Gang Members Sentenced to Prison After Fight Turns into Murder

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.

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Two gang members sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting teenage boy.

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.