Witness in Temple City murder trial can’t ID shooter

This from Alfred Lee, in court covering the trial of two men accused of shooting Deandre Netter to death in the summer of 2007: Our coverage of the shooting is here.

ALHAMBRA – A friend of murdered Temple City teenager DeAndre Netter testified Monday that he could not see the driver or the shooter during the drive-by shooting.

The 17-year-old friend, identified in court only as “Mike M,” had been walking home from a Carl’s Jr. with DeAndre and DeAndre’s twin brother in the 5700 block of Golden West Avenue in Temple City in July 2007 when DeAndre was shot and killed. DeAndre was 17.

Christopher Gilbert Lopez and Phillip Adrian Guerra, both of Temple City, are facing a re-trial in Netter’s murder after jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict in April.

Mike recalled seeing a car pull up nearby and being pushed out of the way by one of the Netter twins when shots were fired. But he said he could only see a light emanating from the dashboard when he looked inside the car.

“I tried to (look), but it was really dark,” Mike testified. “I just saw a blue light.”

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