HOLLYWOOD—The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office indicated on Thursday, August 10 that Pierre Romain, 53, was convicted of killing a driver outside of a Hollywood nightclub during a botched carjacking back in 1987.
Jurors deliberated for over two days before finding Romain guilty of first-degree murder. A special allegation that he used a gun during the crime was found to be true. Deputy District Attorney Tannaz Mokayef of the Major Crimes Division prosecuted the case.
The suspect’s sentencing is scheduled to take place on Friday, September 15, 2017, where he faces up to 27 years to life in state prison for the murder of Jade Maurice Clark. On June 29, 1987, Clark was parked outside a club with a friend on Highland Boulevard when they were approached by the suspect and another man. Romain pointed a firearm at Clark, who was 21 at the time, who also had his own weapon.
Evidence presented at trial indicated that Clark shot Romain in the arm. Romain opened fire, killing Clark. DNA was recovered from the bullet that tied the suspect to Clark’s murder. The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.