SAN BERNARDINO – A San Bernardino man faces 54 years to life following a conviction last Thursday for the 2010 of a grocery store clerk. Junior Tejeda, 35, was found guilty of Murder, two counts of Robbery and found true two firearm allegations.
The shooting occurred just one day following Tejeda’s prison release on November 8, 2010. Tejeda entered the San Bernardino market with a mask on. He was armed with a shotgun, which he pointed straight at the clerk as he demanded him to open the register. “Before the clerk could respond, Tejeda shot the clerk one time in the head,” San Bernardino County District Attorney officials said. Tejeda never grabbed money and fled the market. The store clerk died as a result of the shooting.
Nearly a year and a half went by before Tejeda was identified as the suspect in the case and that was only after he committed another crime at the same market. The market had new owners this time when Tejeda returned and demanded money from the owner. “At first, the owner didn’t want to cooperate, but a second victim came out from the back and gave Tejeda some money from the register.”
Police were called and located Tejeda blocks away, hiding with the money. The gun was located dumped nearby. In court, Tejeda represented himself and used “Government Mind Control Project” as his defense. Tejeda will be sentenced at the San Bernardino Superior Court on August 11, 2017.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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