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Virginia Man Gets Life In Dana Point Boat Murder

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A Virginia man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for a murder he committed here in Southern California.

A jury convicted Gary Shawkey of swindling a Phoenix man out of $1.2 million between 2004 and 2008.

The victim, 71-year-old Robert Vendrick, became reluctant to hand over more money.

Shawkey, however, lured him to a boat in Dana Point – supposedly to learn more about an investment.

After they sailed out of the harbor, Shawkey killed Vendrick and tossed his body overboard.

His body was never found.

 

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