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Convictions upheld in 2013 murder of 7-year-old girl

A state appeals court panel this week upheld the convictions of two brothers for the September 2013 car-to-car shooting in Palmdale that fatally wounded a 7-year-old girl. In a ruling Monday, a three-justice panel from California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected a contention by attorneys for Jesus and Carlos Peralta that there was insufficient evidence to support the jury’s finding that the murder of Desirae Macias and the attempted murders of three other people in the car with her were willful, deliberate and premeditated.