SAN BERNARDINO – Two gang members were convicted of murder and attempted murder on Monday, July 30, 2018.
The two, Quaid Cornell, 26, and Andre Hayes, 22, were found guilty by the jury of guilty of First Degree Murder, two counts of First Degree Attempted Murder, and found true gang and gun allegations. On August 27, 2016, one innocent man was killed and two were injured after the two San Bernardino men approached an apartment complex to carry out a retaliation shooting. Authorities said that the two were gang members and were retaliating against a rival gang and the victims had no gang ties. It was also learned that none of the targeted gang members were at the apartment complex at the time of the shooting.
Dawn Sutton, her fiancée Harold Cook and their neighbor Ellen Wimbish were sitting in the parking lot in front of the apartment complex talking. The defendants and another gang member shot a total of 31 rounds at the victims. “Dawn Sutton was hit once in the thigh with the bullet traveling up her leg and into her pelvis nearly killing her,” said DDA Daghbandan. “Harold Cook, who was disabled and needed a cane to walk, was shot in the back of the neck and killed almost instantly, and Ellen Wimbish was shot twice in the leg.”
The two will be sentenced exactly two years from the date of the shooting on August 27, 2018. Both face 114 years in prison.
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