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Victim’s family accuses Gascon’s office of sweetheart deal with suspect

Los Angeles (KABC)-A local family member of the murder victim has accused the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office of having a lover’s judicial transaction with the suspect.

Fernando Rojo Jr. was killed in a 2016 drive-by shooting while standing on the porch.

A driver suspected of fleeing, Rudy Dominges, faced the possibility of living without parole.

Rojo’s family now claims that the local prosecutor’s office has sentenced Dominges to a short sentence of seven years. They also said the judge denied the judicial transaction.

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“It seems that criminals are slapping their wrists while our family is slapping their faces. When it comes to justice, we’re just the victims of the families killed in the streets. No, “I’m the victim now,” said Fernando’s sister-in-law, Amy Rojo.

This is all due to the new judicial reforms implemented by the newly elected district attorney George Gascon.

The reforms no longer plead gang-strengthening charges to lengthen prisoners’ sentences. In this particular case, the local prosecutor’s office stated that it tried to dismiss the allegations of special circumstances, but was dismissed on two different occasions.

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