- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque man has been convicted in the shooting death of an 8-year-old girl in 2013.

Prosecutors say David Candelaria Sr. was found guilty of first-degree murder and several assault and firearm charges Thursday.

They say he faces up to life in prison when he’s sentenced on Nov. 19.

Candelaria was accused of firing several rounds into a car outside the Alamosa Community Center in southwest Albuquerque in June 2013 following an argument with the girl’s family.

Authorities say Sunni Reza was sitting inside the vehicle with her father and uncle. She was fatally struck in the head by a bullet that went through the windshield.



Candelaria was indicted by a Bernalillo County grand jury in August 2013 and convicted after an eight-day jury trial.

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