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Two men found guilty of murder and attempted murder in a case involving Sheldon High School student

Two men found guilty of murder and attempted murder in a case involving Sheldon High School student

A jury convicted two men in the murder of a 17-year-old Sacramento teen and attempted murder of a 15 year old female. The crimes took place in June of 2016.

Danqwail Laquinn Jones, who was 16 at the time, was convicted in the murder of 17 year old Deonte Whiteside and conspiracy to murder a 15 year old girl who was a witness. The second suspect was Eddie Lewis who was 20 at the time of the murder and attempted murder.

The murder of Whiteside took place on June 22, 2016. Jones used the social media account of the 15 year old girl to lure Whiteside outside of his home on Harrow Drive in Sacramento, where he shot and killed him.

Once the girl found out what happened, she contacted Jones, who told her to keep quiet and told her to meet with Lewis. Lewis then picked her up and drove her to Amundson Park in Elk Grove where he shot her multiple times. The girl survived.

Four other men, Elijah Watts, Daniel Carter, Jeremiah Hankins and Jordan Asberry are also facing charges for their part in the crimes.

Eddie Lewis faces a maximum sentence of 40 years to life in prison. Jones faces a maximum sentence of 36 years to life in prison. Sentencing is set for March 27, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 30 before the Honorable James McFetridge.

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