Antoine Blessett convicted in Sunland Liquors shooting

District Attorney Jan Scully announced today that Antoine Blessett was convicted by jury of the February 2012 murder of Christopher “Bud” Sisoukchaleun.

The jury also found that Blessett used a firearm and committed the murder for the benefit of the Meadowview Bloods criminal street gang.

On the early morning of February 9, 2012, a group of young men stopped at Sunland Liquors along Del Paso Boulevard in north Sacramento. They encountered Blessett in front of the store and an argument ensued. During the argument, Blessett produced a handgun and shot the victim two times, killing him.

Blessett was arrested near the scene of the crime.

Sentencing is set for June 13, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. in Department 20 of the Sacramento Superior

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