Tuesday, September 10, 2019 6:14 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man has been convicted of murder for stabbing a fellow passenger to death aboard a Southern California transit bus last year.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says a jury deliberated for less than an hour Monday before finding 28-year-old Manuel Ortiz Jr. guilty.
He faces 27 years to life in prison when he's sentenced Oct. 4.
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 died weeks later at a hospital.