Man convicted of fatally shooting woman inside Roseville restaurant

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

(FOX40.COM) — A man was convicted for the 2021 shooting death of a woman while she was working inside a Roseville restaurant.

The Placer County District Attorney’s Office said 51-year-old Johnnie Jordan was convicted of first-degree murder on Tuesday concerning the shooting death of Vita Joga, who worked as a waitress at House of Oliver. 

Prosecutors said that in June 2021, Jordan walked inside the restaurant and killed the victim, who was someone with whom he’d had a previous relationship. He then drove to the South Placer Jail and turned himself in. 

Jordan is scheduled to be sentenced on March 4, prosecutors said. 

Loved ones of Joga, who worked at the restaurant for seven years, told FOX40 in 2021 that she once shared a home with Jordan and the two were engaged. 

Friends said Joga left behind a daughter and that, before her death, she was trying to start a new chapter for both of them. 

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.