• Matt Esnayra

L.B Jury Finds Man Guilty in the 2017 Shooting Death

The Details:

Jason Monroe Daniels, age 35, was found guilty by a Long Beach jury, on 3-felony counts; child abuse, possession of a firearm and second-degree murder in the 2017 killing of William Luther Hayes in front of a 6-year old boy.

  • Daniels is scheduled to be sentenced on August 27.

  • Daniels faces up to 108 years to life in a California state prison.

The Backstory:

On April 19, 2017, Daniels was visiting his then ex-girlfriend’s family home on the 500 block of Cherry Avenue in the South Rose Park neighborhood of Long Beach.

According to the press release by the L.A County's Distract Attorneys office, during his visit Daniels became "agitated" when he saw Hayes interacting with his 6-year old son. Daniels then walked outside of the house, approached Hayes and then shot him in front of his child.

After the shooting, Daniels quickly fled the scene and was arrested weeks later in Las Vegas.

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