Times: Man convincted in gang shooting, even though victim denies he was the gunman

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by Sarah Jean Green / Seattle Times

KING5.com

Posted on November 15, 2012 at 7:48 AM

A 19-year-old South Seattle gang member was convicted of three felonies Tuesday for a shooting in May that wounded a man who claimed on the witness stand that another man had shot him.

A King County Superior Court jury of six men and six women found Hailu Mandefero guilty of first- and second-degree assault and of being a felon in possession of a firearm. As part of their verdict, jurors returned firearm enhancements for each of the assault charges, which will add 8 years to whatever sentence Mandefero is given.

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