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July 31, 1993 | GEOFF BOUCHER and GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A former gang member, who killed one man and wounded three others in a 1992 Santa Ana High School shooting that briefly sparked community-wide outrage against gang violence, was sentenced Friday to 20 years to life in prison. The formal sentencing of Uciel T. Murgo, 20, came almost two months after he pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court to second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Mauro Vergara Meza, 31, a deliveryman for a local nursery.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 1993 | GEOFF BOUCHER and GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A former gang member, who killed one man and wounded three others in a 1992 Santa Ana High School shooting that briefly sparked community-wide outrage against gang violence, was sentenced Friday to 20 years to life in prison. The formal sentencing of Uciel T. Murgo, 20, came almost two months after he pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court to second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Mauro Vergara Meza, 31, a deliveryman for a local nursery.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1992 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former gang member suspected of killing a young father of three playing basketball in Santa Ana has told police that he acted in self-defense because he believed that he was about to be shot. Mauro Vergara Meza, 31, was fatally wounded and his brother critically wounded after the April 15 altercation at a schoolyard Santa Ana High School basketball court.
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July 28, 1992 | DAVID A. AVILA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County judge ordered reputed gang member Uciel T. Murgo to stand trial for murder in the slaying last April of a man who was driving from a Santa Ana schoolyard where he had been playing basketball with his brothers. Before Municipal Judge Claude E.
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July 28, 1992 | DAVID A. AVILA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County judge ordered reputed gang member Uciel T. Murgo to stand trial for murder in the slaying last April of a man who was driving from a Santa Ana schoolyard where he had been playing basketball with his brothers. Before Municipal Judge Claude E.
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May 3, 1992 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There he sat in an Orange County courtroom last week, his head in his hands, behind the wire mesh separating the accused from the accusers. Dressed in mustard-colored jail clothing, the slender man with a slight mustache did not stand out among other prisoners. But Uciel T. Murgo, 19, is different.
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April 25, 1992
A 19-year-old gang member who works as a security guard in Tustin was arrested Friday in last week's fatal shooting of a man in a Santa Ana High School parking lot after a pickup basketball game. Uciel T. Murgo is believed to have been the gunman in the unprovoked attack 10 days ago by a group of gang members that left Mauro Meza, 31, dead and three relatives wounded, police said. Police Lt. Robert Helton said Murgo was arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder after being questioned.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1993 | RENE LYNCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Santa Ana man Monday pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting of the driver of a van leaving a schoolyard, an attack that triggered a public outcry and forced city officials to approve a major program to fight gang violence. Uciel T. Murgo, 20, faces a prison term of 20 years to life for the 1992 slaying of Mauro Vergara Meza, 31, who was driving home with his brothers and friends after they had played pickup basketball at Santa Ana High School.
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April 25, 1992 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 19-year-old gang member who works as a security guard at a Tustin business was arrested Friday in connection with last week's fatal shooting of a man at Santa Ana High School after a pickup basketball game, police officials announced. Police Lt. Robert Helton said the suspect, Uciel T. Murgo, is believed to have been the lone gunman in the unprovoked attack 10 days ago by a group of gang members that left Mauro Meza, 31, dead and three of his relatives wounded.
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April 24, 1999 | AGUSTIN GURZA
The ponytailed twins, Adela and Eva, quietly decided they could make good use of their visit to the county courthouse in Newport Beach. It was Take Our Daughters to Work Day, a chance to meet role models and hear pep talks from professionals. But the girls didn't see legal careers in their futures. They saw their chance to find out what happened to the gangster who killed their father with a bullet in the face when they were just 9.
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May 3, 1992 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There he sat in an Orange County courtroom last week, his head in his hands, behind the wire mesh separating the accused from the accusers. Dressed in mustard-colored jail clothing, the slender man with a slight mustache did not stand out among other prisoners. But Uciel T. Murgo, 19, is different.
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April 29, 1992 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former gang member suspected of killing a young father of three playing basketball in Santa Ana has told police that he acted in self-defense because he believed that he was about to be shot. Mauro Vergara Meza, 31, was fatally wounded and his brother critically wounded after the April 15 altercation at a schoolyard Santa Ana High School basketball court.
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