April 18, 2012
Donald Ray Parker, 23, was found guilty of first degree murder with an enhancement of lying in wait for his solo role in the murder of Dwayne Choates Jr.
On November 10, 2010, Parker waited outside of the Del Monte Manor apartments in Seaside and waited for Choate to leave his apartment. Soon after, Parker fired a total of seven shots, killing Choates. Parker continued to fire the gun at Choates, even though the victim had already fallen to the ground.
The addition of lying in wait requires a life sentence without the possibility of parole.
On April 27, 2012, a hearing will be held by the court to see if any prior convictions of Parker will be added to his sentence.
A sentencing will be held after the prior conviction hearing.