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Johnny Lewis Hartley

Johnny Lewis Hartley

Johnny Lewis Hartley aka Sneeks is a gang member living in Whittier, California which is located in Los Angeles, California.

Johnny is the boyfriend of Mercy Mary Becerra who has nine children.

The couple has been together for a decade.

He attended Bell High School in Bell, California in Los Angeles, California.

He is orginally from Cudahy, California.

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Johnny and Mercy are both part of the lowrider car club called Down 2 Roll Car Club in Whittier, California.

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Child Abuse and Murder

On August 9, 2016 Johnny Hartley and his girlfriend Mercy Mary Becerra were caught with a dead 2-year-old girl stuffed into a duffel bag while attempting to cross the border between San Diego, California to Tijuana, Mexico.

Both Johnny and Mercy are not the parents of the child.

The couple tried to cross at 11:30 p.m at the pedestrian border crossing for the San Ysidro port of entry.

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Johnny Hartley and his girlfriend are both accused of murdering the 2-year-old girl.

The couple are facing charges of first-degree murder and facing counts of first-degree murder and child cruelty.

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Mexican officials found the dead 2-year-old girl after x-ray scanning Johnny Hartley's duffel bag after he was pulled aside for additional screening.

Johnny was first detained by U.S.

Customs and Border Protection officers then transferred to homicide detectives with the San Diego Police Department.

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Mercy attempted to flee but was caught quickly and taken into to custody by San Diego Police.

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Anyone with information related to the crime should call the San Diego Police homicide unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

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Criminal History

In 1999, Johnny plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter and possessing, manufacturing or selling a deadly weapon.

A gang enhancement was applied to the case, implying that Hartley was a gang member or a gang associate.

He was sentenced to 2 years and 8 months in prison.

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In 2005, Johnny was convicted of possessing drugs with the intent to sell them and possessing drug paraphernalia.

He was sentenced to 2 years and 8 months in prison for the second time.

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In 2010, Hartley pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm with a gang enhancement.

A number of other charges were dismissed in this case, including attempted murder and assault with a firearm.

He received three years in state prison for the crimes.

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References

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Citation Linkfacebook.comJohn Hartley's Facebookprofile
Aug 11, 2016, 4:04 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Johnny and Mercy Mary Becerra [3]
Aug 11, 2016, 4:18 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Johnny and Mercy Mary Becerra kissing [3]
Aug 11, 2016, 4:17 AM
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Citation Linkfacebook.comMercy Mary Becerra's Facebookprofile which has many photos of Johnny and Mercy
Aug 11, 2016, 4:15 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Mercy at a Down 2 Roll car club event [3]
Aug 11, 2016, 4:19 AM
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Citation Linksandiegouniontribune.comArticle about the murder and alleged child abuse
Aug 11, 2016, 4:03 AM
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Citation Linknbcsandiego.comNBC Newsarticle about the incident
Aug 11, 2016, 4:03 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Johnny and Mercy Mary Becerra [3]
Aug 11, 2016, 4:16 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Johnny with friends [0]
Aug 11, 2016, 4:14 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Johnny and Mercy Mary Becerra dressed up for Halloween [3]
Aug 11, 2016, 4:17 AM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comPhoto of Johnny and Mercy Mary Becerra [3]
Aug 11, 2016, 4:18 AM