Schoolyard Killings

November 10, 2012 - 1:33 AM
FILE - In this Wednesday, April 8, 2009 file photo, Gerardo Gomez, a defendant in the schoolyard killing of three college-bound students and injuring another in August 2007, sits in Superior Court in Newark, N.J. for a preliminary hearing. The final defendant in a brutal schoolyard attack that killed three college-bound friends and left a fourth seriously wounded was convicted on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 marking an end to a five-year odyssey for the victims' family members who made it their mission to be present for all phases of the criminal cases. Jurors in state Superior Court convicted Gomez on 15 of 17 counts, including murder and attempted murder. Gomez, 20, was among six men and boys charged in the Newark schoolyard attack. Gomez had turned 15 on the day of the killings, Aug. 4, 2007, but was tried as an adult. (AP Photo/Mike Derer, Pool)