- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) - A 26-year-old man has been convicted of attempted murder in the shooting of a former mayor of the city of Ventura during a residential burglary.

The Ventura County Star reports (https://bit.ly/1rTTkFS ) the verdict came Tuesday after Alejandro Valdez changed his plea from guilty to no contest. The Oxnard resident also pleaded no contest to first-degree residential robbery.

Gregory Carson was shot last October when he interrupted a residential burglary in his home.

Carson was mayor in the 1990s and is currently a commissioner for the Ventura Port District. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Valdez is scheduled to be sentenced June 15.

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Information from: Ventura County Star, https://venturacountystar.com


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