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O.C. man convicted of dice game murder

March 10, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A Santa Ana man has been found guilty of murder in connection with a shooting at a Santa Ana apartment building.Franco Edgar Neftali, 44, was convicted of the January 11, 2007 murder of 67-year-old Son Neou at Bishop Manor, a Santa Ana apartment complex where Neftali was a maintenance man.

Prosecutors say the shooting occurred after Neftali lost hundreds of dollars in an illegal Cambodian dice game. He left and returned with a gun, shooting the 67 year old Neou. Neftali was arrested minutes later outside the apartment complex.

He now faces a sentence of 50 years to life in state prison. He is set to be sentenced May 7.