Othelon Dale Lyons of Los Angeles is charged with killing 38-year-old Claudell Garland Walter in June 2019. Valley News/Courtesy photo
MURRIETA (CNS) - A convicted felon who gunned down a Menifee youth basketball coach because he believed the man had stolen drugs from him was convicted today of first-degree murder. A Murrieta jury deliberated three days before finding Othelon Dale Lyons of Los Angeles guilty of the June 2019 slaying of 38-year-old Claudell Garland Walter. The panel also found true a special circumstance allegation of lying in wait. Lyons is expected to receive life in prison without the possibility of parole when he's sentenced by Riverside County Superior Court Judge Timothy Freer on April 15 at the Southwest Justice Center. Lyons is being held without bail at the nearby Byrd Detention Center. Jury deliberations began Wednesday and continued Thursday, with a break for New Year's, then resum
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