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Man convicted of killing ex-wife's boyfriend

March 9, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A Garden Grove man has been convicted of fatally shooting his ex-wife's former boyfriend on Christmas Eve 2008.A Superior Court jury found Victor John Disalvo, 42, guilty Monday. Disalvo faces a sentence of 50 years to life in prison.

Prosecutors say Disalvo and his wife Rosie divorced in 2007 after a 10-year marriage and then remarried in 2008. During their time apart, Rosie Disalvo dated Jorge Diaz. Prosecutors say Victor Disalvo wanted to confront Diaz about the relationship and went to Diaz's apartment.

Disalvo testified that during the confrontation, he shot Diaz when the victim lunged at him while holding an object that the defendant thought was a gun.

Diaz's family found the body on Christmas morning. Prosecutors say Disalvo was arrested after telling a friend that he was involved in Diaz's death.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 30.

AP contributed to this report.