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A 31-year-old man was convicted of first-degree murder for a fatal shooting in East Palo Alto in 2011, San Mateo County prosecutors said Sept. 14.

Christian Fuentes was charged with the murder of 19-year-old Catherine Fisher, who was sitting in a parked vehicle with two other people on Annapolis Street on July 13, 2011, when two suspects approached and opened fire, according to the office of the district attorney. .

Fisher was punched multiple times during the shooting, which prosecutors say targeted one of the other people in the vehicle.

Authorities identified Fuentes, Jaime Cardenas and Fidel Silva as the two shooters and driver in the case and learned the trio after the shooting traveled to Grand Junction, Colorado, where Fuentes carried out another fatal shooting on July 16, 2011.

Fuentes then returned to the Bay Area and was arrested three days later, East Palo Alto police said. Cardenas and Silva are still on the run.

Fuentes was convicted of the murder in Colorado, then extradited to San Mateo County, where a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder with the special circumstances of waiting and using a firearm, as well as attempted premeditated murder, prosecutors said.

Fuentes is due for sentencing on Jan. 12, 2023, and had previously been sentenced to about 84 years in prison for the Colorado murder, according to the district attorney’s office.


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