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FRESNO (CBSLA/AP) — A woman who recently won a $4.9 million settlement for the police killing of her 16-year-old son has been arrested on suspicion of using some of the money to buy guns for her younger son and his fellow gang members, authorities announced Friday.

Christina Lopez, 42, of Madera was among 14 people charged in a takedown of a Fresno-area gang allegedly involved in the shooting death of a man in July, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said. The arrests included teenagers as young as 13 and 14 years old.

Investigators determined a 47-year-old murder convict serving a life sentence at Salinas Valley State Prison ordered the hit on behalf of the gang, Mims said. The suspected gunman was arrested Thursday following a standoff with a sheriff’s SWAT team.

Investigators also discovered that Lopez purchased guns for her 14-year-old son, who then shared or sold the weapons to other members of the gang, District Attorney Lisa Smittcamp said.

She faces 22 felony counts of conspiracy to provide firearms to a minor for the benefit of a street gang, child endangerment and conspiracy to provide a firearm to a gang member.

In April, Lopez and her husband won a $4.9 million settlement for the 2017 fatal shooting of her son Isiah Murrietta-Golding by a Fresno police sergeant. The teen, who along with his older brother Israel was wanted for questioning in a homicide, was running away from the sergeant when he was shot in the back of the head. He was not armed at the time.

Israel later plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was convicted as a juvenile, according to Michael Haddad, who filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Lopez’s family.
 

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Hopefully this will serve as an example of why the family members of deceased thugs shouldn't be granted financial compensation because a police officer or law abiding citizen did the world a service by ridding it of worthless degenerate scum.
 

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I expected that her name might be Ma Barker.
 

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We the people should be able to sue her right back for $4.9 million of our tax money !!!!
That makes perfect sense to the common man but we are, & have been for a long time now, overrun by the Morlocks in D.C. so suing protoplasm like that would go against their "values."
 

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A prime example of why we need to take the lyrics of the Eagles song "Get Over It" literally. "Old Billy was right......"
 
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