Man sentenced for stabbing man to death on California bus
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 26 years to life in prison for stabbing a fellow passenger to death aboard a Southern California transit bus last year.
A jury deliberated for less than an hour in September before finding Manuel Ortiz Jr. guilty of murder
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says the 29-year-old was sentenced Wednesday.
Prosecutors said Ortiz stabbed 22-year-old Austin Zavala multiple times in the neck and head aboard a Montebello transit bus in East Los Angeles on April 9, 2018. Investigators said it was a random attack.
Zavala, a college student from Whittier, died weeks later at a hospital.