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San Jacinto man gets life in prison for random Facebook murder

October 19, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Riverside County man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering a random man he met on Facebook.

Manuel Guzman Jr. of San Jacinto was sentenced on Friday. He read a statement to the court admitting to the killing an hour before he was sentenced.

In February, a jury deliberated for less than a day before convicting the 19-year-old of the murder of 23-year-old Eddie Leal.

Two years ago, Guzman created a fake Facebook profile for a woman whom Leal agreed to meet at a park. Leal was later found in his car, shot multiple times.