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January 7, 2014 > Murder suspects convicted

Murder suspects convicted

Submitted By Sgt. Mark Ormsby, Hayward PD

Due to the countless hours and dedication of the Hayward Police Department and working with the Alameda County District AttorneyÕs Office, both Robert Yim and Veronica Rodriguez were found guilty. Suspect Robert Yim, was convicted on Monday, December 2, 2013 for 2nd degree murder, and three counts of attempted murder on the passengers. Suspect Robert YimÕs girlfriend, Veronica Rodriguez was found guilty of accessory to murder. Yim was sentenced to 60+ years. Veronica Rodriguez will be sentenced in January 2014.

On May 3, 2010 Robert Yim and his girlfriend were at Stonybrook Park on Vanderbilt, when the victims drove past the park. Yim and the victims got into a verbal altercation, at which time the victims drove away as Yim retrieved a gun from RodriguezÕs vehicle. Yim directed Rodriguez to get their 2 year old infant out of the park and drive him in an attempt to find the victims.

Rodriguez drove to Mission and Industrial Blvd, where Yim got out of the vehicle and fired multiple rounds at the victim vehicle as it drove south on Mission Blvd. Samuel Nava III was struck in the back of the head and succumbed to his injuries; the other three occupants of the vehicle were not hit by any rounds. Multiple citizen witnesses came forward and provided very valuable information leading to the identification and arrest of both subjects.

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