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Guilty verdict in brutal store killing

February 27, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
A 49-year-old man was convicted on Thursday of murder in the brutal killing of a South L.A. store clerk, and now faces the death penalty.San Yun Kim, 58, was beaten, choked with his own belt and burned with bleach when he was attacked inside Kimbo's Liquor and Junior Market in April 2005.

Larry Stewart was convicted on Thursday. He has four prior convictions, including one for voluntary manslaughter in San Diego County.

The jury returns next week for the penalty phase of the trial.


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