- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) - A Palmdale man who led police on a high-speed pursuit that resulted in the death of a 2-year-old girl has been convicted of murder.

A Los Angeles Superior Court jury deliberated for about three hours Friday before finding Marvin Travon Hicks guilty.

Authorities say Hicks was under the influence of alcohol and drugs on Dec. 6, 2012, when he drove more than 100 miles per hour through rush-hour traffic.

He ran five red lights before crashing into a car carrying 2-year-old Madison Faye Ruano and her mother. Madison was killed and her mother was badly hurt.

In April another jury convicted Hicks, 47, of vehicular manslaughter and other charges. That jury deadlocked on the murder count.

He faces 21 years to life in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 10.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide