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Gang member convicted in 2009 murder of Narbonne High football star

February 14, 2011 |  7:49 pm

A Compton gang member was convicted Monday in the 2009 murder of a Narbonne High School football player.

Jurors found Arlon Watson, 22, guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of Dannie Farber, 18, as well as other gun and gang charges, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Danny Farber Farber, a high school senior and star wide receiver, was shot in May 24, 2009, while eating dinner in a Compton chicken restaurant with his girlfriend.

According to prosecutors, Watson confronted the victim in the restaurant and asked “Where are you from?” Farber, apparently sensing danger, replied, “I don’t gangbang.”

Moments later, Farber was shot dead as his girlfriend watched.

Investigators later confirmed that Farber was not involved in gangs and that Watson killed the young man based only on suspicions that his gang turf was being infringed upon.

Watson, who faces 80 years to life in prison, will be sentenced Wednesday.


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Photo: Danny Farber. Credit: Los Angeles Times