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Orange County man convicted in theater slashing spree

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FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) - An Orange County man has been convicted of attempted murder and mayhem in the unprovoked stabbings of two movie-goers during a screening of a horror film at a Fullerton theater.

A Superior Court jury found Steven Walter Robinson Jr. guilty Tuesday in the February 2008 attacks at the AMC Fullerton 20. The panel also found that Robinson personally used a knife to inflict great bodily injury.

Authorities say Robinson stabbed a 38-year-old man in the chest, head, arm and knee, then slashed a 65-year-old man on his arm and hit him in the head with a hammer.

In "The Signal" -- the movie being shown during the attacks -- a transmission invades cell phones, radios and televisions, turning people into killers.

Robinson faces life in prison.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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