The man who murdered four men in 2017, three of which because they were white, was found guilty last week in Fresno California.
Kori Muhammad, 42, murdered Carl Williams, Zack Randalls, Mark Gassett, and David Jackson after which he made statements to officers that he intentionally wanted to kill three of the men because they were white.
Muhammad was eligible for the death penalty because he killed multiple people, and also because the jury found he committed a hate crime based on race.
On April 13, 2017, 25-year-old Carl Williams, was working as an unarmed security guard at a Motel 6 in Fresno, when he was shot by Muhammad. At the time of the shooting, Williams had contacted Muhammad and asked him to identify himself, which led to Muhammad shooting and killing him.
Later in the week, Muhammad learned that he was a suspect in the murder, and he decided to go on a killing spree.
Muhammad admittedly decided to target white men in his murder spree, and managed to kill the 3 men in less than a minute’s time.
Muhammad first shot and killed 34-year-old Zackary David Randalls, as he sat in his work truck. Muhammad then chased, shot and killed 58-year-old David Martin Jackson. Muhammad finally shot and killed 37-year-old Mark James Gassett. Muhammad fired 16 rounds at the three men.
Muhammad was convicted last week of three counts of second-degree murder for the deaths of Williams, Randalls, and Gassett. As for Jackson’s murder, he was convicted of first-degree murder. He was also found guilty of four counts of second-degree attempted murder, shooting at an occupied vehicle, and possession of a firearm by a felon.
The State was going to seek the death penalty for Muhammad; however they backed away from that when the defense made a deal to stop a sanity hearing if the possibility of the death penalty was dropped.
Muhammad will now receive life without the possibility of parole next month.