VISTA, Calif. (AP) - A former Camp Pendleton Marine who stabbed a man to death in an argument over a car has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole.
The North County Times says 21-year-old Raphael Ramey was sentenced Monday for the 2009 death of Charles Evan Williams.
Prosecutors say Ramey slashed and stabbed Williams more than 50 times at an auto center in Oceanside. Authorities say two months earlier, Ramey had paid Williams $12,500 for a restored 1970 Chevrolet Impala and was angry because it wasn't ready.
Ramey's attorney argued that the killing was done in the heat of passion but prosecutors say Ramey bought knives to kill Williams.
A murder trial also is under way for Ramey's co-defendant, former Marine Xavier Adams.
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