People v Gregory Gadlin

On September 14, 2016, a jury convicted defendant Gregory D. Gadlin of the first degree murder of Evan Meisner.

Shortly after 1:30AM on March 31, 2011, victim Evan Meisner invited his neighbor, Defendant Gadlin, to his home to sell him marijuana so as victim Meisner could pay rent. Instead, Defendant Gadlin robbed and murdered him, shooting the victim in the neck and stealing the victim's wallet, phone, and marijuana.

Defendant Gadlin was connected to the crime through phone records. While in custody, Defendant Gadlin also made an incriminating jail call to a friend, desperately asking him to break into the trunk of Defendant Gadlin's car to remove the murder weapon. The call was intercepted and officers located the murder weapon first.

A ballistics expert proved this was the weapon used to kill victim Evan Meisner as the the casing retrived at the scene was fired from the gun recovered from Defendant Gadlin's car, and it also matched the bullet recovered from the victim.

Defendant Gregory D. Gadlin has 3 prior robbery convictions and faces a sentence of 115 years to life at his sentencing on October 13, 2016 Defendant was previously convicted of this crime but the conviction was overturned on appeal due to issues of self-representation.

The case was prosecuted by DDA Warren Ko with assistance from DA Inspector Jim Rullamas and Victim-Witness Advocate Stephanie Lynch.

(Docket #167072)

Posted on Sep 21, 2016