Two men were convicted this week in the 2008 murder of a Mongols Motorcycle Club member gunned down while riding on the Glendale (2) Freeway.
Jurors on Wednesday found Richard Clayborne, 40, and Jose Gonzalez, 36, guilty of killing 30-year-old Venice resident Manuel Martin, who suffered a gunshot wound to his chest on Oct. 8, 2008 as he rode alongside another motorcyclist, authorities said.
Clayborne and Gonzalez were also found guilty of trying to kill the other motorcyclist, Ronald Hamburg, said Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
Martin and Hamburg had been at the now-shuttered the Mix bar in the 2600 block of Honolulu Avenue with Clayborne and Gonzalez before the shooting, authorities said.
Clayborne and Gonzalez got into a vehicle and followed Martin and Hamburg, who were riding motorcycles, about 2 a.m. from the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway transition to the southbound 2 Freeway, according to Glendale police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.