A Los Angeles jury has acquitted 17-year-old Angel Sosa of fatally shooting a man and his 12-year-old son at a high school graduation party on June 21, 2008. Angel was just 15 years of age at the time of the shooting and was tried as an adult for two murder charges.
Prosecutors said that witnesses identified Angel Sosa as the gunman who fired into a crowd of party guests during a dispute in Montebello. However, Sosa's defense attorney argued that there was reasonable doubt that he was not the shooter. The defense argued to the jury that more than a dozen witnesses could not identify Angel Sosa as the gunman or picked somebody else other than Angel when they were shown a photo lineup by police detectives. If convicted, Sosa was facing life in prison.