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Hearing Scheduled for Two Charged with 1997 Slaying in Altadena

Darryl Lamont Johnson and Dominique Raquel Evans, 41 have pleaded not guilty to the 1997 fatal shooting of Johnis Jackson in Altadena.

Dominique Raquel Evans. Photo Credit: Courtey
Dominique Raquel Evans. Photo Credit: Courtey
A pretrial hearing is scheduled Monday for Darryl Lamont Johnson and Dominique Raquel Evans, who are charged in the June 1997 slaying of an 18-year-old man in Altadena.

The two reputed gang members pleaded not guilty Sept. 23, 2013 to the 1997 fatal shooting Johnis Demar Jackson on June 21, 1997.

Last year prosecutors contended Johnson fired the fatal shots. Jackson, a rival gang member, was shot while walking to his car near North Fair Oaks Avenue and West Harriet Street.

Earlier that day, Evans, who was Johnson's girlfriend at the time, confronted a friend of Jackson's over some CDs she said he had stolen, and the man slapped her, the Pasadena Star-News had reported. Investigators had several leads in the killing, but charges weren't filed until 2013 when new evidence surfaced, the newspaper reported.

Johnson was also involved in the Halloween 1993 killings of two 14-year- old boys and a 13-year-old boy who were trick-or-treating in northwest Pasadena. Johnson gave grand jury testimony implicating Aurelius Duane Bailey in the Halloween homicides, but his statements were not admitted in court. Bailey was sentenced to five years probation after pleading to voluntary manslaughter and attempted murder.

—City News Service contributed to this report.


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