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May 26, 2010 11:40 PM by Monica Quintero

Kelsey Morasci found guilty; emotional inside courtroom

A San Luis Obispo County jury found Kelsey Morasci guilty of second degree murder for the death of 21-year-old Everett Quaid. There was also an enhancement added for the use of a deadly weapon. Inside the courtroom, it was very emotional. There were lots of tears from the victim's family and Morasci. The defense argued Morasci killed Quaid last August in self defense. But the prosecution contended jealousy was the motive for the deadly stabbing, since Quaid began dating the woman Morasci was living with, 26-year-old Grace Crabtree. Crabtree had said she and Morasci were lovers. Lee Cunningham from the District Attorney's office, said, "The verdict was the appropriate one given the evidence. I'm most pleased because it allows the victim's family to get one step further in this whole sort of grieving process." KSBY News tried getting an interview with Morasci's attorney but he was unavailable. The next step is sentencing which will take place on Friday. Morasci could spend 16 years to life behind bars.

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