​For release on December 14, 2015   CONTACT:
Angela Bernhard
Deputy District Attorney
Homicide Unit
(408) 792-2820 SAN JOSE MAN CONVICTED OF MILPITAS PARKING LOT MURDER   A 28-year-old San Jose man was recently convicted of the first-degree murder of a 19-year-old stranger who he drove past in a Milpitas hotel parking lot last year, and then shot for a perceived slight.
As he drove away from the murder, Loyce Weaver told a witness that the victim “shouldn’t have looked at me that way.”
Weaver faces up to 50 years to life, when he is sentenced on February 26.
"This was a particularly senseless murder that robbed a young man of his life and left his family devastated," said prosecutor Angela Bernhard.
The night of January 14, 2014 the victim and a group of friends were partying in a pair of hotel rooms at the Executive Inn in Milpitas. Following a fistfight between two men at the party, the victim – who was not fighting – was standing in the parking lot talking to a friend when Weaver drove past. Weaver, a drug dealer who was there to sell a stolen car, drove close to the victim. The victim may have verbally responded to the close call. According to witnesses, the car proceeded another 20-40 feet before stopping. Weaver stepped out of the vehicle and fired four times at the victim and three of his friends. One of the bullets struck the victim in the back of his neck, killing him instantly.
During the 10-day jury trial, a witness said, “There was no reason for him to die…he had no reason to come out and shoot, there was no threat…nothing for this individual to die that day.”   # # #

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