2nd man convicted in stabbing death of boy, 16, in Hemet

Jul 25, 2015 3:20 PM by News Staff

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A second man has been convicted of murder in the stabbing death of a 16-year-old boy on a street in Hemet two years ago.

Because he was a juvenile at the time of the crime, 19-year old Francisco Atencio Siordia is not eligible for the death penalty.

Siordia was found guilty Friday in the slaying of Eric Sargeant, Jr., who was stabbed during an attempted robbery of his cellphone.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/1SHFXPn) Siordia faces 25 years to life in prison when he is sentenced in September.

Twenty-two-year-old Francisco Roy Zavala Jr. was convicted earlier this week and faces a penalty trial beginning July 28. He could face the death penalty.

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