SAGE - A Sage man who gunned down his older brother during a brawl and stashed the body where it apparently remains hidden to this day was convicted today of second-degree murder.
After two days of deliberations, a Murrieta jury found Edgar Mancia guilty of the June 2019 slaying of 29-year-old Daniel "Danny'' Mancia. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Timothy Freer scheduled a sentencing hearing for Dec. 17 at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta. Mancia, now 30 years old, is being held without bail at the nearby Byrd Detention Center, facing 15 years to life in state prison. The prosecution and defense made their closing statements Monday, and jury deliberations in the three-week trial got underway Tuesday morning.
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