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3 convicted in stabbing murder of pastor's son

Posted: November 7, 2012 10:00 a.m.
Updated: November 7, 2012 10:00 a.m.
 

TEMECULA, Calif. (AP) — Three men have been convicted in the stabbing murder of a prominent Riverside County pastor's 22-year-old son, and the attempted murder of two of the victim's friends.

The Press-Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/PBPOuD) guilty verdicts for 33-year-old James Wing Fung, 34-year-old Matthew Alexis Basler and 29-year-old Justin Black were read Tuesday to a packed courtroom.

The men were involved in an argument on Dec. 26, 2008, with victim Ryan Armstrong and two of his friends.

The alleyway fight lasted less than a minute before the defendants sped away in a pickup. Fung's bloody knife was found at the scene.

Defense attorneys had argued the men acted in self-defense.

Though he was grateful for the verdicts, founding pastor of Cornerstone Community Church Ron Armstrong said he misses his son.

 

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