White supremacists Michael Lamb and Jason Rump must have sighed in relief this afternoon. Despite a week of deliberations following their nine-week trial, the panel hasn't been able to reach unanimous verdicts on the murder and attempted-murder counts.
But at lunchtime today, jurors announced they had found the Public Enemy Number One (PENI) Death Squard hoodlums guilty of street terrorism and possession of a firearm by a felon. Lamb was also convicted of conspiracy to commit a crime.
One juror asked to be dismissed for medical reasons. Later today, Superior Court Judge William Froeberg is expected to formally call an alternate juror into the deliberations.
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If convicted of murder, Lamb faces the death penalty for the 2002 excution-style slaying of a fellow PENI gangster in Anaheim and for the subsequent attempted murder of a police officer.
Rump faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Photo: Michael Lamb