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Madera Man Convicted Of Attempted Murder

MADERA – A Madera man is facing 59 years to life in state prison after being convicted of attempted murder.

Carlos Gene Maldonado, 37, of Madera, was convicted on Feb. 14 by a Madera County jury of one felony count of attempted first degree murder, and three additional felony counts of assault with a firearm, according to District Attorney Michael R. Keitz.On the evening of Mar. 18, 2012, Maldonado and his brother, Timothy Maldonado, 35, of Lemoore, went to the Madera residence of Michael Greer, 44, to settle a dispute.

Greer challenged Carlos to fight and they traded blows. Carlos then drew a gun and began shooting. Greer was shot four times and three others who were present during the incident were wounded – Ronald Blakney, Roshena Blakney, and Tarmara Thomas. Carlos fled the scene but, was later apprehended.

Assistant District Attorney Miguel Valdovinos presented the evidence at trial. Sentencing is scheduled for Mar. 15 in the Madera Superior Court.

Carlos Maldonado, who was previously convicted of terrorists threats and assault with a deadly weapon, is facing 59 years to life in state prison.

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