POMONA – A Pomona man was convicted and sentenced for the murder of a 33-year-old youth pastor on Tuesday. Arvin Benson, 29, pleaded no contest to three felony counts including one count of voluntary manslaughter and two counts of attempted murder for a 2013 walk-up shooting. Immediately following the plea, Benson was sentenced to 34 years and four months in state prison.
Los Angeles County District attorney officials said that on November 11, 2013, the victim, Daniel Diaz was sitting in a vehicle with two others while at a Pomona stop sign. While they were stopped, Benson reportedly walked up to their vehicles and shot at the vehicle several times striking Diaz. Diaz was rushed to the hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.
Through investigation, Pomona police officers identified the suspect as Arvin Benson. Benson was arrested the following month and was charged on September 8, 2015, in connection with the killing.For late-breaking news, follow 24/7 Headline News on our Los Angeles County Facebook group, Riverside County Facebook group, Coachella Valley News group, US News group, Victor Valley/Inland Empire Facebook group. If you like what we are doing and want regular updates on your facebook stream like our Facebook Fan Page. You may also follow 24/7 Headline News on Twitter and Instagram!
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