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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.

Forty-two-year-old Christina Lopez was one of 14 people charged with ousting a Fresno-area gang that was allegedly involved in the shooting and killing of a man in July. According to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.


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Police say the murder was a hit by the gang on the orders of a 47-year-old man serving a life sentence.

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In April, Lopez’s family was awarded with $4.9 million from the city of Fresno, Calif., 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.