A preliminary hearing was held Friday for two men accused in a 2009 Mountain View-area shooting that killed a 16-year-old girl.
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Authorities said in the early morning hours of Feb. 1, 2009, Hannah Podhorsky and a friend were walking near a home in the 700 block of South 42nd Street when Rolando Ivan Gutierrez and Librado Ortiz allegedly opened fire.
Podhorsky, a Mission Bay High School student, was shot and died at the scene.
During testimony on Friday, Det. Brett Burkett with the San Diego Police Department's Homicide Division testified that the teen's death was a gang hit gone wrong.
George Podhorsky, the victim's father, spoke with 10News outside of the courthouse during recess and said he thinks about his daughter everyday.
"There's no closure; there's just justice," he said.
Podhorsky said his daughter was just a day away from beginning to realize her dream of becoming an oceanographer.
"Her counselor and her teacher told me that she would have found out the next day, Monday, that she was accepted into an internship," George Podhorsky said.
Gutierrez and Ortiz each face 35 years to life in prison if convicted.
Referring to Ortiz, the alleged gunman, Podhorsky said, "I want to see him spend the rest of his life in prison. Whether or not he continues to live while he's in prison, I don't know. Shooting a 16-year-old girl is not well liked."
A third suspect, Ramundo Hernandez Jr., has already pleaded guilty in this case and will be sentenced November 9.
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