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A convicted murderer has sworn to get the name of the Los Angeles County district attorney tattooed on his face after the prosecutor dramatically eased the murderer’s charges.
“I’m going to get that n*****’s name on my face. That’s a champ right there. F***in’ Gascón,” gang member Luis Angel Hernandez said of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón in a jailhouse phone call, according to audio obtained by Fox News.
Gascón barred prosecutors from applying “enhancements” that increase sentences based on the crime in almost all cases shortly after he took office, claiming he has saved the district “millions of dollars in prison-related costs.”
Hernandez had faced enhancements not only for being a gang member, but also for the “special circumstance” in which he committed murder during an armed robbery and for using a firearm in commission of a crime, according to Fox. He had faced life in prison without the possibility of parole.
But because of Gascón’s policy, his enhancements were dropped, the publication reported.
“This s*** looking real good,” the convicted murderer said in the phone call obtained by Fox, praising Gascón’s policies. “Now we got a new DA in LA … so they’re going to drop a gang of, um, like my gun enhancement, my gang enhancement. My gang enhancement is 10 years, fool, for being a gang member. And then the gun in the commission of a crime.”
“That’s the n***** right there, bro,” he continued. “He’s making historic changes for all of us, fool. I’m just grateful, fool. Like, I got good news off that s***.”
“They’re like, ‘You’re coming home, blood.’ They already told me, my lawyer told me, ‘You’re coming home,’” he said.
During an armed robbery in 2018, Fox reported, Hernandez, a member of the OTF gang, shot and killed a delivery person who worked for a marijuana delivery service.
He pleaded guilty to both murder and personal use of a firearm, according to Fox.
“A robbery can be a purse snatch with no injury, or it can be a gun in your face,” L.A. deputy district attorney Michele Hanisee told Fox. “Sentencing enhancements make sure that the perpetrator of the first and the perpetrator of the second are treated differently.”
In a Wednesday statement to The Daily Wire, Alex Bastian, special advisor to District Attorney George Gascón, expressed sympathy for the victim’s family “as they have experienced such hardship and trauma.”
“Luis Angel Hernandez was sentenced to 35 years to life for the murder he committed in 2018,” Bastian said. “He pled guilty to one count of first-degree murder and a firearm enhancement last year as part of a negotiated disposition.”
“The defendant committed this crime at the age of 21, and will be in custody for decades to come,” he continued. “Contrary to what some have said, he has not been resentenced. If his conduct continues in the current fashion, it is very unlikely he would be released by the parole board upon completing his sentence.”
This is not the first time that a criminal has been recorded praising Los Angeles’s chief prosecutor and his lax policies.
Fox published audio in February of a biologically male, pedophilic convicted sex offender (who identifies as a transgender woman) gloating while discussing the light punishment handed down for molesting a little girl in a woman’s bathroom.
“I’m gonna plead out to it, plead guilty,” the pedophile, who goes by the name Hannah Tubbs, says in one recording. “They’re gonna stick me on probation, and it’s gonna be dropped, it’s gonna be done, I won’t have to register, won’t have to do nothing.”
“You won’t have to register?” asked the criminal’s father, according to Fox, to which the pedophile replied, “I won’t have to do none of that.”
“So what are they going to do to you then,” the father asked.
“Nothing,” the pedophile replied with a laugh.