By: Editorial Staff
Man convicted in journalist attack
A reputed gang member was convicted May 24 of attempted murder in a 1997 attack on The Sacramento (Calif.) Bee photographer Jim Trotter.
Prosecutors said Terauchi Kenkiuchi Golston, 26, saw Trotter as an intruder in the neighborhood and assaulted him after he refused to give up his film. Golston faces 21 years to life in prison at his sentencing June 23.
Trotter was beaten unconscious and has been unable to return to work because of injuries he sustained.
Four juveniles are already serving sentences for their roles in the attack.
Golston’s lawyers said a mother had initially confronted Trotter, thinking he was a pedophile. Trotter was wearing a Sacramento Bee cap at the time of the assault and was carrying two cameras.
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