A Madera County jury has convicted Carlos Gene Maldonado of attempted first degree murder and three additional felony counts of assault with a firearm, together with special allegations for personal use of a firearm and great bodily injury, according to District Attorney Michael R. Keitz.
Sentencing is scheduled for March 15 in the Madera Superior Court. Maldonado, 37, faces 59 years to life in state prison.
According to the case of prosecutor Assistant DA Miguel Valdovinos, Maldonado, of Madera, and his 35-year-old brother Timothy Maldonado, of Lemoore, went to the Madera home of Michael Greer, 44, to settle a dispute. Greer challenged Carlos to a fight and they did so. Carlos then drew a gun. Greer was shot four times and Ronald Blakney, Roshena Blakney and Tarmara Thomas were wounded. Carlos reportedly fled but was later caught, jailed and — on Feb. 14 — convicted.
He was previously convicted of terrorist threats and assault with a deadly weapon.