- Associated Press - Monday, December 12, 2016

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A driver who crashed into a Mission Viejo home and killed the sleeping resident has been convicted of second-degree murder.

City News Service says Orange County jurors deliberated about two hours Monday before convicting Kourosh Keshmiri. He’s now facing 15 years to life in prison.

Keshmiri had been drinking and was speeding when he lost control of his friend’s Cadillac and smashed into the home three years ago, killing 60-year-old Kenneth Jackson.

Experts calculated his blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.

Prosecutors noted that Keshmiri had prior drunk driving convictions and was under court orders not to drink.

The defense argued that Keshmiri should face only a lesser charge of manslaughter.


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