From this opinion:
"Defendants were cousins and fellow members of a violent street gang. May 2 was
the gang’s 'birthday' or 'gang day.' On May 2, 2011, Diane T. was working as a
prostitute. . . . Defendants approached Mr. Odhiambo’s car. Mr. Moreland pointed a black gun at
Mr. Odhiambo’s head. Mr. Moreland took Mr. Odhiambo’s car keys and money. Mr.
Adams asked Diane for money. He forcibly searched inside her pants and bra. Mr.
Adams grabbed Diane and dragged her to the white car. Mr. Adams raped Diane in the
backseat. Mr. Adams then moved to the driver’s seat. Over the course of an hour or
more, while Mr. Adams drove, Mr. Moreland repeatedly sexually and physically
assaulted Diane in the backseat. Mr. Moreland was armed with a gun during the assaults.
Mr. Moreland forced Diane several times to orally copulate him. He repeatedly raped
her. Mr. Moreland attempted to sodomize her. He repeatedly hit her on the head. . . .
Mr. Moreland ordered Diane out of the car. He punched her in the face breaking
her jaw. Mr. Moreland told Diane to get on her knees. He ordered her to orally copulate
him. Diane refused. Mr. Moreland pointed the gun at Diane’s forehead and fired twice.
But the gun malfunctioned. Diane heard it click. Diane saw Mr. Moreland 'messing
with the gun.' He was hitting it against his hand. Diane got up and started to run. Mr. Moreland ran toward the car. She heard him arguing with Mr. Adams. Mr. Adams said, 'Stop, bitch.' Diane stopped behind a truck. Mr. Adams pointed the gun at her. She
heard a click. Diane ran to a nearby house and summoned help. Defendants left the
After law enforcement officers arrived at the cul-de-sac, Diane described her
assailants. Diane said one suspect was a 25 to 35 year old light skinned male Black,
approximately 6 feet tall with a muscular build. The second suspect was a 25 to 30 year
old dark skinned Black male, approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build. . . . Diane also worked with a forensic artist, Sandra Enslow, to create sketches of the
perpetrators. At trial, Diane testified, '[The sketch artist] drew them perfect.' The jury
was able to compare the sketches to defendants’ booking photographs as well as to how
they appeared in the courtroom. Upon our own review, it is apparent that the sketches
bear a striking resemblance to the defendants."
Let's hear it for the sketch artist. That can't be an easy job. Well done here.