This image provided by Deirdre O'Connor shows a booking photo of John Edward Smith. Prosecutors are going to court Friday Sept. 21, 2012 to seek dismissal of charges against a former gang member ... more 
This image provided by Deirdre O'Connor shows a booking photo of John Edward Smith. Prosecutors are going to court Friday Sept. 21, 2012 to seek dismissal of charges against a former gang member convicted of a drive-by murder in a gang infested neighborhood of Los Angeles 19 years ago. (AP Photo/Deirdre O'Connor) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Deirdre O'Connor
Fri, Sep 21, 2012 5:48 AM EDT