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State v. Ochoa
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Defendant was part of a group gathered outside of a courthouse to support a criminal defendant. When the sheriff tried to take the prisoner out the rear entrance of the building, a fight broke out and shots were fired. The sheriff was killed and several deputies wounded. Although the shooter was never identified, Ochoa and Avitia were seen in the group even after the shooting, beating one of the deputies. Ochoa, Avitia, and Velarde, who had not been seen in the group, were all convicted of second-degree murder and appealed.
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