A Solano County Superior Court docket jury on Wednesday convicted a 47-year-old Fairfield man of a 2021 highway rage capturing in Fairfield.
Marcial Cardenas Pineda faces as much as 19 years in state jail at his sentencing, set for 1:30 p.m. Dec. 15 in Division 7 within the Justice Constructing in Vallejo, the place the trial was held.
Jurors discovered Pineda responsible of capturing at an occupied motorcar and assault with a semi-automatic firearm. Additionally they discovered true the allegation that Pineda used a firearm to commit the crimes, Solano County District Legal professional Krishna Abrams famous in press assertion launched Thursday afternoon.
Court docket information present that on Sept. 21, officers responded to a name of a suspected highway rage capturing incident.
The sufferer was travelling on Interstate 80, taking the Waterman Boulevard/ Air Base Parkway exit when she seen Pineda’s car driving erratically.
After exiting the freeway, the Pineda rolled down his window and fired a single shot towards the sufferer, putting her car, then fled the scene.
Pineda was later noticed by police in a car parking zone close to Beck Avenue and Cadenasso Drive in Fairfield and brought into custody.
“The sufferer courageously testified at trial, reliving this very scary incident,” Abrams added within the ready assertion. “She was extraordinarily courageous to face the shooter whereas testifying in court docket.”
Abrams didn’t point out the sufferer’s attainable relationship to Pineda, however jail information present that he additionally was charged with corporal damage to a partner or cohabitant and willful cruelty to a baby, with attainable damage or dying, each misdemeanors.
Different misdemeanor expenses towards him included one rely of DUI of alcohol, and one rely of getting a blood-alcohol content material of 0.08 p.c or larger.
Pineda stays with out bail in Solano County Jail in Fairfield.
Deputy District Legal professional Ashlee Thomas prosecuted the case, and Fairfield Police OfficerLauren Gomez was the first investigating officer.