The Man Who Killed for Porn: Convicted!

Weston Scott Kruger
Weston Scott Kruger

The man who had to have his print porn is going to prison. Can a guy trade cigarettes for pornography?





Let's

look back at the lovely Weston Scott Kruger.

The 31-year-old from Newport Beach was caught stealing a porno magazine from a liquor store owned by Hao Huynh. The clerk spotted the magazine tucked in Kruger's pants and tried to grab it back.

Kruger responded by shoving Huynh so hard that he flew through the air and landed on the back of his head. Huynh died a day later due to traumatic injuries to the brain.

Kruger was convicted of murder yesterday. He faces a sentence of 25 years to life in prison because of the sentencing enhancements that have stacked up around Kruger like a crimewich.

Lest anyone continue to think that Huynh's death was a mistake--a primal reaction towards an oncoming threat gone horribly wrong--consider Kruger's record at the time of the assault: He has not one, but two additional felony cases pending.

The first incident, from August 2006 involved his girlfriend. Kruger is accused of stepping on her neck, shoving her face into a bowl of wet dog food, and beating her with a metal pole.

The OC District Attorney charged him with domestic battery and aggravated assault with the use of a deadly weapon.

Kruger was released on a $50,000 bail. He allegedly used his freedom to commit a residential burglary with the Bonnie to his Clyde, Sarah Elise Dymond.

April 2007: Kruger is accused of putting on an Orange County Sheriff's Department windbreaker, then driving with Dymond to the victim's house. She waited in the car while Kruger allegedly knocked on the door, pretended to be a cop, and held a gun to the victim's head before making off with "DVD's, jewelry, and other person items," according to prosecutors.

Kruger was charged with first-degree robbery and residential burglary, with a hat trick of sentencing enhancements: committing a residential burglary with a non-accomplice present, the personal use of a firearm, and the always impressive crime-bail-crime. That's what the cops call it when you commit a crime while out on bail for a previous crime. Would that make the murder of Huynh a crime-bail-crime-bail-crime?

When you add all this up, it equals 25 years to life.


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