Marine who killed Murrieta man in love triangle found guilty of murder

MURRIETA (CNS) - A 32-year-old U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant and martial arts expert who fatally pummeled a Murrieta man for sleeping with the serviceman's girlfriend was convicted Thursday, Sept. 10 of first-degree murder. Jurors deliberated over three days before finding Curtis Lee Krueger guilty of the 2018 killing of 54-year-old Henry Stange, and also convicting him of assault resulting in great bodily injury. He is expected to be sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Kelly Hansen scheduled the sentencing hearing for Oct. 16 at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta. Krueger's ex-girlfriend, 29-year-old Ashlie Nicole Stapp, pleaded guilty in July 2019 to being an accessory after the fact and was sentenced to 10 months in jail and three
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