SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California man who crashed into a bicyclist while driving high on heroin has been convicted of second-degree murder.
An Orange County Superior Court jury deliberated less than a day before finding 24-year-old Neil Storm Stephany guilty Monday in connection with the October 2014 death of Shaun Eagleson of Fountain Valley.
The Huntington Beach man faces 15 years to life in prison.
The Orange County Register reports (https://bit.ly/1LYD0dJ) that Stephany took heroin and two drugs prescribed for the effects of heroin withdrawal the day of the crash.
Witnesses testified Stephany hit Eagleson while speeding through Newport Beach in his Toyota pickup.
He had a prior DUI conviction and was warned by the court that he could be charged with murder if he continued to drive under the influence and killed someone.
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