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COMPTON : Carjacker Who Killed 2 Gets Life Without Parole

September 04, 1993

A Compton resident convicted of killing two men and stealing their car so he would not have to walk home was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Leon Durrell Hobley was convicted more than six months ago on one count of robbery and two counts of first-degree murder. Superior Court Judge Thomas Sokolov also sentenced him to a consecutive term of 33 years to life.

Hobley was found guilty in the June 8, 1991, deaths of Demon Johnson and Major Blackman, who were gunned down outside a Redondo Beach bank on Hawthorne Boulevard.

Prosecutors told jurors that Hobley committed the murders so he could take their car, because he did not have a ride home from a nearby bowling alley.

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