Four Convicted for 2008 Nasser Market Slaying

A coda, at last.

Justice has been handed down to the men convicted in the 2008 Nasser Market slaying. From the Chronicle:

Four men have been convicted of murder and conspiracy in the Novato slaying of a San Francisco market owner who was killed to silence him as a witness in the robbery of his store, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Larry Blay Jr., 22; his brother, Deandre Blay, 20; Kevin Abram, 20, and C. Autis Johnson III, 20, were each convicted Wednesday by a Marin County Superior Court jury of first-degree murder and conspiracy in the September 2008 slaying of 44-year-old Tong Van Le.

The jury also convicted Larry Blay of the special circumstance of killing a victim to prevent his testimony. The three other defendants were found guilty of the special circumstances of lying in wait and killing a witness.

Larry Blay faces life in prison without the possibility of parole because he was an adult at the time. The others were juveniles when Le was killed and face at least 26 years to life in prison.

Le was shot to death at his home on Pizarro Avenue in Novato to prevent him from testifying about a robbery that occurred a month earlier at Nasser Market, the corner store he owned at 511 Crescent Ave. in Bernal Heights, prosecutors said.

PHOTO: Nasser Market, 2012. By Neighbor LessleyFour 

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