she faces 22 felonies
A Fresno, Calif., area woman who was struck with a nearly $5 million settlement after police killed her son has been arrested for using that money to buy guns for another son and gang members.
Christina Lopez, 42, was one of 14 people charged with ousting a Fresno-area gang that was allegedly involved in the shooting of a man in July, According to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.
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Police say a hit was ordered by a 47-year-old murder convict serving a life sentence on behalf of the murder gang.
In April, Lopez’s family was awarded with $4.9 million from the city of Fresno as a result of a police shooting that killed her 16-year-old son, Isiah Murrieta-Golding, after fleeing law enforcement.
Investigators say Lopez bought guns for her 14-year-old son, who was part of the gang, and that the son then shared or sold the guns to other gang members.
Lopez faces 22 felony counts of conspiracy to provide a firearm to a minor for the benefit of a street gang, as well as endangering children and providing a firearm to a gang member.