Teen convicted in robberies at knifepoint

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A Superior Court jury has convicted a Madera teen on two felony counts of robbery with a special allegation for using a knife, Madera County District Attorney Michael Keitz said Monday.

A petition filed by the DA’s office to try 16-year-old Jorge Chavez as an adult due to the violent nature of the crimes was previously granted by the Madera Superior Court.

During the trial, Deputy District Attorney Edmund Gil introduced evidence that in August of 2011, Chavez confronted his first victim in an alley near Sycamore and 6th streets in Madera. Chavez threatened the victim with a knife and demanded money.

Minutes after robbing the victim of his cash, Chavez confronted a second victim, who was forced to give up property...

 

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