UPDATED: Whittier-area men convicted of murdering San Pedro woman in 2009

LONG BEACH — A jury Wednesday convicted two Whittier-area men of the 2009 robbery and murder of a 27-year-old San Pedro woman.
The Long Beach Superior Court jury found Raul Tiscareno, 30, of Whittier and Daniel Martinez, 39, of Pico Rivera guilty of Jan. 30, 2009 slaying of Ginie Samayoa, who was found slumped in her car in an alley near her San Pedro home.
She had been shot in the back of the head, authorities said.
The jury Wednesday convicted the two men of murder and second-degree robbery, according to Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Julian Recana.
They were each expected to be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole when they return to court March 25 for sentencing, the prosecutor said.
Martinez was also convicted of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, officials said, however the jury did not find true the allegation that he personally fired the gun that killed Samayoa.
Samayoa’s mother and brother were present in court for the verdict, and the mother plans to read a victim impact statement at the sentencing, Recana said.
It was Tiscareno’s second trial, as a jury failed to reach a verdict in a previous trial.
A third killer, 35-year-old Michael Lee Bonfiglio of Whittier, was convicted by a jury on March 22, 2012 of first degree murder with the special allegation of murder during the course of a robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and second-degree robbery. A judge sentenced him in August to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
On Aug. 13, Bonfiglio was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
The men tried to rob Samayoa of her laptop containing credit card numbers and other information related to identity theft, officials said.
Samayoa died of her injuries the day after the shooting.
Though the special allegation of murder during a robbery made the three killers eligible for the death penalty, prosecutors did not pursue it.

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