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Gang member convicted in California of murdering Marine from Maryland

A gang member has been convicted of murder for the shooting death of a Marine outside a Southern California strip club in 2016.

Arturo Perez Medina fled to Mexico after the killing and was arrested in Tijuana about six months later.

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The San Bernardino Sun newspaper reports a jury found the 24-year-old guilty Monday.

The family of the victim, 20-year-old Marylander Douglas Rivas, flew in for the verdict, and his fellow Marines also attended.

Prosecutors said Rivas was serving as a designated driver the night he was shot for unknown reasons outside the Flesh Club in San Bernardino.

Investigators described him as an innocent victim.

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