Gangster convicted for Stella's Sandtrap Lounge murder

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) A Kern County jury convicted a man Thursday of first-degree murder with a gang enhancement.

Mark Anthony Mendoza and his son, 24-year-old Mark Mendoza Jr., were accused in the August 2011 drive-by shooting of 34-year-old Roman Fernandez in the parking lot of Stella's Sandtrap Lounge on Niles Street.

Court records on Friday didn't show the son's name connected to the case any longer.

Court records also haven't been updated to show Mendoza's sentencing date.