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Calif. man killed NJ man for laughing at sandwich

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POSTED February 13, 2013 9:32 p.m.

TORRANCE (AP) — A Southern California man has been convicted of killing a New Jersey businessman who laughed at him when pastrami fell out of his sandwich at a doughnut shop.

The prosecutor says 26-year-old Ronald Eugene Murray II, of Gardena, punched and kicked 56-year-old Mun Jang while they were eating in the Donut King in October 2011.

Murray had taken a bite out of his pastrami sandwich and some of the meat fell out. Jang laughed and Murray became enraged and attacked him.

The Daily Breeze in Torrance reports a jury on Monday found Murray guilty of voluntary manslaughter. He was found not guilty of second-degree murder, which could have led to 15 years to life in prison.

Murray now faces up to 11 years when he's sentenced on March 4.


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