Edwin Ramos, the the MS-13 gang member accused in the 2008 murder of Tony Bologna and his two sons, was just found guilty of first-degree murder after a trial that's lasted four months in San Francisco Superior Court. The jury returned with their verdict at 2:30 p.m. this afternoon, and reports are still coming back from the courtroom regarding the other counts Ramos was charged with.
Ramos, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, joined an off-shoot of MS-13, Pasadena Locos Sureños after first being a member of MS-13. In June of 2008 he was 21 and riding in a car in the Excelsior district when he mistook Bologna's son for a rival gang member and opened fire on the Bolognas' car, killing Bologna, 48, and sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16. A third son, Andrew, who's now 20, survived the shootout and testified for the prosecution.
The case became a lightning rod for anti-immigration activists when it came to light that Ramos, an undocumented immigrant, had been in and out of the penal system for years, but had not been deported because of San Francisco's "City and County of Refuge" Ordinance (also known as the Sanctuary Ordinance), which prohibits city employees from helping immigration in deportation cases.
Ramos and his attorney denied throughout the trial that he was the gunman, despite being ID'd by the surviving son. It's unclear when he'll be sentenced.