SANTA ANA (CBS) — A 29-year-old Garden Grove man convicted of bludgeoning to death a married father of two who had invited him to his Fullerton apartment for sex was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Victim Rejinold Harry, who was 45, invited Jaime Jezzuel Lopez to his one-bedroom apartment while his two sons were at school and his wife was at work the morning of June 4, 2007, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

After Harry removed his clothes, Lopez took a large glass crucifix and slammed it over Harry’s head multiple times, according to prosecutors. Before fleeing, Lopez stole money and jewelry from the apartment, prosecutors said.

The victim’s wife found Harry’s nude body at 1:30 p.m. that day, prosecutors said.

Investigators ran out of leads until the following month when Lopez was arrested on a warrant for misdemeanor lewd conduct in Garden Grove. Lopez was caught with the stolen jewelry, according to prosecutors.

Investigators acquired more evidence in 2008 when Lopez was convicted of felony theft and had to submit a DNA sample. Lopez was connected to the murder through DNA left on a drinking glass in Harry’s apartment, according to prosecutors.

Lopez was convicted of murder with the special circumstances of committing the killing during a robbery.

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Comments (10)
  1. rankin1 says:

    Oklahoma and texas have carried out executions for the month of jan. Liberal GAY ca. never executes. LOVE TEXAS>

    1. The Big Logic says:

      Indeed! Texas is a mans state…Love it!

  2. Smith-Garcia says:

    Just another anchor baby living the law abiding life-style.

    1. smith-garcia too says:

      Bravo you’re so smart smith garcia

  3. Pat Wood says:

    why? Rejinold would have given his wife aids, cheating on his wife with another man, my God.

  4. TheWindrunner says:

    Those aberrants are some strange creatures.

  5. How you Choose. says:

    He up there cheating on his wife to pass along diseases to her, and i bet prior he was giving her a very hard time too. She’s there trying her best to please him and this is how he treats her. Then he wanted to place his hands on someones body and then dump him afterwards like you use Kleenex tissues and then put it in the trash. Leaving his messes behind and don’t even care about him.I can just see the wife now,suddenly with Herpes and he would be there blamming her to No End. Keep your hands off folk and if you’re going to sleep around let your mate go free so you don’t leave them all full of filth and disease !

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