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128 years to life for gang member who shot little boy

Leonard Hall, 26, is led into a courtroom at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday for sentencing in the 2010 killing of 5-year-old Aaron Shannon Jr. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)Leonard Hall, a 26-year-old black man, was sentenced Tuesday to 128 years to life in prison for fatally shooting a 5-year-old boy showing off his new Spider-Man outfit on Halloween night in 2010. 

Hall, a gang member, had been found guilty in May of second-degree murder for the death of Aaron Shannon Jr. and two counts of attempted murder.

Two previous juries had been unable to reach a unanimous verdict in trials to determine whether Hall was the gunman.

-- Jerome Campbell

Read more on L.A. Now: Gang member gets 128 years for Halloween night murder of 5-year-old boy

Photo: Leonard Hall, 26, is led into a courtroom at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday for sentencing in the 2010 killing of 5-year-old Aaron Shannon Jr. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

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