Man sentenced to life in prison for killing San Jacinto woman over unpaid debt

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MURRIETA (CNS) - An ex-con who abducted and gunned down a 40-year-old San Jacinto woman over an unpaid debt was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. A Murrieta jury in October deliberated less than a day before finding 42-year-old Traevon Denae Stewart guilty of the 2017 slaying of Latoya Calhoun. Stewart was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping, attempted robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and witness intimidation, with sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations. The panel also found true a special circumstance allegation of killing in the course of a robbery. Riverside County Superior Court Kelly Hansen imposed the sentence required by law. Stewart's co-defendant, 65-year-old Michael Wayne Bird of Banning, pleaded gu
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