Cal High murder suspect found guilty

Shreyas Sambara, News Copy Editor

Today, Christian Kelling, 24, was found guilty on charges of second-degree murder of a 17-years-old California High School student that was committed on Dec. 4, 2018. Damani Chadly was shot multiple times after giving counterfeit notes worth $400 in exchange for four ounces of marijuana. 

Kelling had used his 9mm gun to fire at the vehicle Chadly was in, killing Chadly and severely injuring his friend, after discovering the counterfeits. Kelling later fled to Texas, where he was arrested by state marshals a few days after the incident.

The jury has convicted Kelling of being guilty to both second-degree murder and shooting at an occupied vehicle. He is currently being held in the Santa Rita Jail, where he will be awaiting his sentence with no available bail as of today. His sentence will be given at the East County Hall of Justice in Dublin on Nov. 19, 2021.