Woman Gets $4.9M Settlement After Police Kill Her Son, Uses Money to Buy Guns for Gang Members

No one could have predicted it.

New York Post:

A California woman who was paid nearly $5 million in a settlement after her son was fatally shot by police officers was arrested for using the money to purchase guns for her other son and gang members.

Christina Lopez, 42, of Madera, was one of 14 people arrested in a months-long investigation into a gang whose members were allegedly involved in a fatal shooting in July, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.

Lopez received $4.9 million from the city in April for the death of her 16-year-old son, Isiah Murrietta-Golding, who was shot and killed as he ran away from officers attempting to detain or arrest him in 2017. The settlement was one of the largest in the city’s history.

Fresno County District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp said that Lopez used funds from the settlement to purchase weapons for her 14-year old son to distribute to his gang.

Lopez faces 22 counts of gun trafficking charges including conspiracy to provide firearms to a minor for the benefit of a street gang, child endangerment and conspiracy to provide a firearm to a gang member, police said.

Lopez remains in jail and is expected to make her first court appearance on Tuesday, ABC 30 reported.

Some people are having a hard time believing that a tattooed bean lady would do such a heinous thing.

Those people have, very clearly, never been to South America.