A 23-year-old Garden Grove man was convicted Tuesday of the stabbing-murder of a stranger, a 52-year-old family man who was walking to the store.
A jury found Daniel Perez Munoz guilty of felony murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a knife.
He faces a maximum sentence of 26 years to life in state prison at a hearing scheduled for Oct. 7 in Santa Ana, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department received a 9-1-1 call around 7:20 p.m. on Jan. 11, 2014—a Saturday—about a man down near Garden Grove Boulevard and Court Street in Stanton.
Deputies arrived to find Phuong “Bob” Huynh already dead in a nearby alleyway from several stab wounds to the neck and chest. He had taken one or two steps before collapsing and dying, prosecutors say.
Witnesses and evidence recovered at the scene led sheriff's investigators to Munoz, who was detained a short time after the murder at his residence less than a mile away.