Posted: May 7, 2012 3:30 PM by Associated Press
MARIN CITY, Calif. (AP) - A Marin County jury has convicted a man of second-degree murder for stabbing someone nearly 70 times in December 2010.
Authorities say Daryl Kumar Mears confronted 22-year-old Larry Robertson Jr. in a pedestrian underpass between Marin City and Sausalito and stabbed him in the abdomen, arms and head.
According to the Marin Independent Journal (http://bit.ly/JXTCPV ), Kumar Mears' attorney argued that his client acted in self-defense after Robertson pulled the knife. Defense attorney Jon Rankin said Kumar Mears felt threatened because he was being called a "snitch" for informing on a suspect in a burglary case.
But prosecutors said Kumar Mears had told a friend shortly before the attack that he planned to "gut" Robertson.
The judge on Monday set Kumar Mears' sentencing for July 5. He faces 16 years to life in prison.
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5/7/2012 2:39:05 PM (GMT -7:00)
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