SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A gang member who took part in a 12-hour crime spree in San Diego that included the near-fatal beating of a UC Berkeley student was sentenced Thursday to 22 years and eight months in prison.
David Daniel White, 22, pleaded guilty last month to premeditated attempted murder for the Dec. 28, 2011, attack on Grant Richman and other crimes.
Richman, 18, was attacked about 12:30 a.m., shortly after arriving in the College area of San Diego to spend the night at a friend's home. Doctors initially thought Richman, of Northridge, wouldn't survive.
According to testimony at a preliminary hearing last year, White and alleged accomplice Terrence Lavar Jarvis, 28, began their crime spree about 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 27, 2011, with a "disciplinary" gang-related beating of a man in front of a home in Emerald Hills.
At 11:30 p.m., a woman was robbed at gunpoint in Mountain View. About an hour later, the defendants tried to rob another woman on El Cajon Boulevard in Rolando, police said.
Minutes later, Richman was attacked as he got out of his car in front of his friend's house. He was bludgeoned in the head from behind with a double-barreled shotgun as he placed cupcakes on the roof of his car.
At 2:30 a.m., shots were fired at the house in Emerald Hills where the crime spree began, police said.
Jarvis was arrested in San Diego the day after the attack on Richman for allegedly violating his parole and committing domestic violence.
White was arrested on Jan. 17, 2012, in Mesa, Ariz., for a probation violation. A week later, police said they had tied the defendants to the attack on Richman.
In addition to attempted murder, White pleaded guilty to assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury, robbery, attempted robbery and shooting at an inhabited dwelling, as well as assaulting a jail deputy and possession of a shank.
Jarvis has a Dec. 2 trial date.
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