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Mongols member guilty of killing San Francisco Hells Angels leader

February 23, 2012 |  2:17 pm

A member of the Mongols motorcycle gang was found guilty and possibly faces life in prison for murdering the San Francisco chapter president of the Hells Angels.

Christopher Bryan Ablett, known as “Stoney,” was convicted Wednesday of multiple felonies, including murder in the aid of racketeering, by a federal jury in San Francisco.

Ablett, a member of the Modesto chapter of the Mongols, was charged with the gang-related murder of Mark “Papa” Guardado, on Sept. 2, 2008, in San Francisco’s Mission district.

A fight broke out during which Ablett stabbed Guardado four times and shot him twice, killing him.

Ablett's claim that the killing was done out of self-defense did not convince the jury. Instead, jurors found he killed his rival to enhance his status with the Mongols.

Ablett is scheduled to be sentenced May 15.


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