Walker brothers found guilty in Westside beating death of 63-year-old man

SAN BERNARDINO — A jury found two young men guilty Wednesday in the beating death of 63-year-old Nathan Macon during a fight at a San Bernardino convenience store.

Jurors found Milton Walker, and his brother, Jerome Walker, guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Macon last year at Jimmy’s Food Store, near Base Line and Medical Center Drive.

The Walkers, in their early 20s at the time Macon was killed, are scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 2. A key piece of trial evidence – a security video recorded from inside the store – showed the Walkers punching a drunken Macon after he had yelled threats.

Family members of the victim cried and hugged eachother upon hearing the verdicts.
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Phelan man held in DUI crash with family on bicycles in Rialto

A Phelan man suspected of driving drunk and plowing into a family of bicycle riders was ordered held to face the charges following a preliminary hearing Wednesday, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

A judge determined there was sufficient evidence to hold over defendant Jesse Rolando Astorga, 28, to face charges in a nine-count criminal complaint, which includes murder, drunk driving, and hit and run.

The hearing was held in Fontana Superior Court. Astorga is scheduled to return to court Oct. 28 for formal arraignment, according to prosecutors.
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