SAN FRANCISCO — An appeals court upheld attempted murder against an East Palo Alto man convicted of trying to kill two police officers who were following him after a Fremont home invasion robbery.
Haloti Lausey, 28, was convicted in 2018 of attempted murder of Fremont Police Detective Jeff Lawrence and Newark Officer Jeff Saunders. The jury acquitted Laws on the third count of attempted murder of Newark officer Lisa Schwerin.
Luiz was part of a group of men who broke into a Fremont couple’s apartment and ordered residents to be grounded, demanding “money and drugs.” The victims told the robbers that they had the wrong house. They beat one of the victims with a pistol and left.
Police caught the robbers near Dumbarton Bridge. After following a vehicle, Lois fired at three officers as they prepared themselves to follow him on foot.
On appeal, Lausey argued that there was insufficient evidence to convict Louis of premeditated attempted murder. NS 24-page court ruling, however, says that a proper juror may have concluded that Laws intended to murder the officers so that they could get away – proving intent to murder was a count of attempted murder on a peace officer’s charge. key element.
“In conclusion, given the totality of the evidence presented at trial, substantial evidence supports the jury’s conclusion that the defendant acted with forethought and deliberation when he attempted to murder Officer Lawrence,” the judgment said. says.
According to court records, Lewis is serving a life sentence of 91 years in Mule Creek State Prison, but will be eligible for parole in 2039.