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Cal City man found guilty in double murder that left 12-year-old dead

Posted at 12:40 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 15:40:20-04

The man arrested in a double murder in California City that left a 12-year-old girl dead has been found guilty.

California Police announced Monday that Desmond Perry was convicted on two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Trinity and Michael Wiggins.

Perry is expected to be sentenced on Aug. 13 in Bakersfield.

Perry was arrested after a manhunt in Cal City following the shooting on Lupine Loop in July of 2018.

Police were called to the area for reports of a drive-by shooting. That's where officers found two victims, 12-year-old Trinity Wiggins and Michael Wiggins.

Investigators say Michael was staning outside this door when he was shot and that Trinity was inside and was hit by a bullet that went through the house.

One of the victims died at the scene and the second victim died at a local hospital.