POMONA – After nearly two hours of deliberation, a jury found a 36-year-old man guilty of the 2017 killing an 8-year-old boy inside a Pomona home.
Sengchan Houl was found guilty of one count of first-degree murder, two counts each of shooting at an occupied dwelling and negligent discharge of a firearm and one count of shooting from a motor vehicle. The panel also found the special circumstance allegation that the murder was committed by discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle.
On February 20, 2017, Houl shot at a home in the 1100 block of West 11th Street in Pomona. Jonah Hwang, 8, was struck by the gunfire killing the child. District Attorney officials said that Houl shot at the same home once before the murder and twice following the murder.
Houl faces life in prison without the possibility of parole when sentenced on January 29, 2019
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