Alleged gang member charged with murder of prep football star

Updated: March 12, 2008, 7:23 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LOS ANGELES -- A 19-year-old man, charged with capital murder in what police said was the gang-related shooting of a high school football star, was released from jail just 28 hours before the killing.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Pedro Espinoza, a "documented member" of the powerful, far-reaching 18th Street gang, was charged with a single count of murder Tuesday -- shortly before the funeral for Jamiel Shaw Jr., a running back looking forward ...

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