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Man Convicted of Manslaughter of Elderly Roommate in Long Beach

Posted by Fay Arfa | Apr 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

A 52-year-old man was convicted today of fatally stabbing his roommate at a Long Beach apartment last September, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

Jurors deliberated for more than a day before finding William Earl Wilson guilty of one count of voluntary manslaughter. He faces 12 years in state prison. Sentencing will be set at a later date.

Deputy District Attorney Tony Cho of the Elder Abuse Section prosecuted the case.

On Sept. 19, 2016, Wilson got into an altercation with 72-year-old Jacob Howard at a friend's apartment. The defendant stabbed Howard who was rushed to a hospital where he died.

Case NA105002 was investigated by the Long Beach Police Department.

Los Angeles County District Attorney / Case NA105002 / April 19, 2017

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