California: Perry Lee Oakley Jr. convicted of murder in booze cruise death that killed boy and his uncle

Perry Lee Oakley Jr.

From Daily Breeze
Jurors on Tuesday convicted Perry Lee Oakley Jr. of murder in a drunken-driving crash in Gardena last year that killed a 6-year-old boy and his uncle.
Oakley, 35, sat with his head down and his shoulders slumped as the verdicts were read in Torrance Superior Court. He was found guilty of seven felonies, meaning he likely will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Oakley’s friends and family members watched in the courtroom alongside relatives of the victims who were killed when Oakley’s Acura slammed into a Toyota Camry at 11:30 p.m. on April 9, 2011.
The room was silent other than the court clerk’s reading of the verdicts, which included two counts of murder, two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, two counts of causing great bodily injury, and fleeing the scene of a crime.
Deputy District Attorney Shannon Cooley, who co-prosecuted the case, said she considered the verdict appropriate given the facts ….MORE