A 34-year-old man was convicted today of murder for orchestrating a home-invasion marijuana robbery in Los Osos two years ago that resulted in the shooting death of one of the conspirators.
Ryan Johnson was found guilty by a jury of five counts: first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit robbery, first-degree residential burglary, being a principal in a crime involving being armed with a firearm, and first-degree residential robbery with the enhancement of using a firearm.
Johnson was accused of planning the robbery gone bad, which was carried out in 2009 by Kelsey Alvarez and Jesse Bakerriley. Bakerriley and Alvarez went to the home of Peter Davis and demanded money and marijuana at gunpoint, investigators say.
Fearing he would die after being held at gunpoint, Davis grabbed a gun in his home and fired shots at Bakerriley — one of which struck and killed Alvarez.
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Bakerriley was convicted and sentenced earlier this year to 35 years to life in prison for his role in the crime.
Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 24 in Judge Barry LaBarbera’s courtroom.