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Trial for slain student continues

first_imgNineteen-year-old Andrew Garcia, one of the four defendants charged with the murder of USC graduate student Xinran Ji, returned to court Wednesday after a judge deemed him mentally competent to stand trial.Deputy District Attorney John McKinney presented footage from a USC surveillance camera that allegedly showed Garcia and his accomplices — Alejandra Guerrero, Alberto Ochoa and Jonathan Del Carmen — chasing Ji, who can be seen wearing light-colored clothing and a black backpack, and beating him with a baseball bat on the night of July 24, 2014.Los Angeles Police Department Detective Matthew Courtney testified during the preliminary hearing that he believed Garcia is the first person seen chasing Ji in the footage.“Mr. Garcia’s body type, his hairstyle, his clothing match what I see as the first individual chasing after Mr. Ji,” Courtney said. “Also, I came to that conclusion based on the conversation I had with Mr. Garcia as well as with the other defendants in this case.”McKinney also showed several graphic photos depicting blood droplets leading from the confrontation near 29th Street and Orchard Avenue to Ji’s apartment where he later died from his injuries. The images also showed the furniture, the bathroom sink and the clothing Ji was wearing inside his apartment were covered in blood.Garcia pleaded not guilty to murder charges earlier this year, and the hearing will continue tomorrow.last_img read more

Golden State’s Mark Jackson keeping the faith through uncertainty

first_img“I learned from great coaches like Phil Jackson that you need to know when to take time out when all hell is breaking loose. Everyone is looking to make an excuse and blame others. So you have to call a timeout and regroup.”“Not only did Christ get up, but he helped us get up,” Jackson said later. “With any frustration that you’ve been through in your life, just remember this. With Christ being raised from the dead, we have been risen with Him. Understand that because He got up, you got up.”Moments later Jackson left for practice at UCLA, where he talked about a different game plan. The Warriors largely attribute Jackson’s background as an ordained minister emboldening him amid a season in which Golden State’s front office has refused to offer him a contract extension.“It helps with consistency. He’s been able to deal with all the negative talk and criticism and rumor mill so long for the season because of his focus is and his faith,” Curry said. “It’s huge, especially for a coach who has been through so much this year like he has.”There’s been plenty. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error VAN NUYS — With sweat emerging on his face and the decibel level rising with each word, Mark Jackson stared out at his attentive audience and delivered an impassioned speech.The Golden State Warriors coach wasn’t talking to his players about preparing for Monday’s Game 2 of his team’s first-round series against the Clippers at Staples Center in which Golden State leads, 1-0. Instead, Jackson was speaking on an elevated platform at True Love Worship Center International. At this multi-cultural, non-denominational church he and his wife, former R&B singer Desiree Jackson, were delivering respective emotional songs and sermons through two hours, an experience Warriors guard Stephen Curry described as “not your typical Easter service.”A 14-member choir performed various Gospel songs for more than 50 minutes and the 300-member congregation, including Jackson, routinely clapped, danced and even ran around. Jackson then spent the next hour reading verses from Colossians and speaking about the holiday that celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection.“All the momentum was going toward the opposition. It seemed like opposition or the devil had the advantage,” Jackson said. “You may think I’m talking about the Clippers versus the Warriors. But I’m talking about your life.center_img Warriors co-owner Joe Lacob spoke glowingly about Jackson last season, including in an interview with this newspaper, despite the former NBA player previously lacking head-coaching experience, opening the 2011-12 season with a 23-43 record and becoming a victim of an extortion attempt stemming from an extra-marital affair several years ago. Golden State also supported Jackson’s preaching arrangement in which he travels here on most Sundays unless the Warriors are on the road. Golden State appeared in the Western Conference semifinals last season (its second playoff appearance since 1995) and finished this season with a 51-31 record (its best finish since 1991-92), but Lacob said in an in a recent interview with the San Jose Mercury News he will not evaluate Jackson until the season ends. In the same interview, Lacob questioned the Warriors’ flurry of home losses to sub.-500 teams, including Charlotte, Cleveland, New York and Denver. During the Warriors’ Game 1 victory, ESPN analyst and former colleague Jeff Van Gundy argued the Warriors should immediately extend Jackson’s contract that has one year left.“I’m not worried about it. There’s going to be people on both sides. It doesn’t matter to me. I’m going to be fine,” Jackson said. “We’re the Golden State Warriors, a playoff basketball team that has a legitimate chance to win, has great habits and plays at a high level. With the playoffs, we have a chance. Those are the facts.“I don’t have to worry about it. I didn’t worry about it when people called us a bad team when we had 23 wins. They were right.”Jackson’s players view him much differently. A number of them attended Jackson’s service, including Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, David Lee, Harrison Barnes, Draymond Green and Jermaine O’Neal. They largely credited Jackson’s calm demeanor during the Warriors’ eventual Game 1 win over the Clippers despite trailing 12-1 to open the game. Barnes, for one, strongly disputed the shuffling of assistants Brian Scalabrine (reassigned) and Darren Erman (fired for violating team policy) suggested Jackson remains resistant to differing opinions.“Coach gives everybody an opportunity to speak whether it’s coaches or players,” Barnes said. “If you’re a rookie and have something you want to say, you can say it. He gives the coaches voices, too. We hear from everybody.“He’s not on a power trip. It’s not an ego thing.”Most importantly, Jackson’s players vowed they’re partly motivated to advance deep through the playoffs to enhance his job security.“A lot of times the head coach will get most of that blame. But if we go out and play 100 percent every night and take advantage of every opportunity, there’s nothing you can say about him,” Curry said. “Our record has gotten better every year. That’s a standard of good coaching to me. I don’t know what else you want from him. That’s unfortunate that’s the tone this season has taken.”Just as he did hours earlier as he preached the Gospel, Jackson sounded resolute that his convictions on the pulpit and on the sideline will ensure similar sunny times as the one he experienced on Easter Sunday.“That part is easy for me,” Jackson said. “I’m not going to get rattled. I’m not going to act a fool. I’m not going to be disrespectful. I have total faith.”last_img read more

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