LOS ANGELES - A standout
Pedro Espinoza is accused in the
During opening statements of Espinoza's trial, Deputy District Attorney Bobby Grace told the six-man, six-woman jury that Shaw's Spider-Man backpack drew Espinoza's attention.
"That was enough for Pedro Espinoza to figure in his head that Jamiel Shaw was a possible enemy of (his gang)," Grace said. "Pedro Espinoza would not let this opportunity pass."
The prosecutor said the shooting occurred shortly after Espinoza approached Shaw and asked him the traditional gang inquiry, "Where are you from?"