VISTA, Calif. (AP) - A San Diego County jury has convicted a man of gunning down a guest at a teenager's party 22 years ago.
Vicente Benites was found guilty Thursday of voluntary manslaughter and personal use of a firearm.
Witnesses said he shot 41-year-old Margarito Navarette of Los Angeles five times at point-blank range during a party for a 15-year-old girl in Escondido in 1989.
Authorities say Benites apparently believed Navarette was involving in the killing of his brother in Mexico several years earlier.
Benites fled to Mexico after the shooting. He was arrested last year in Tijuana after cold-case detectives tracked him down.
His cousin, Epifanio Flores, stabbed Navarette during the attack. A month later, he pleaded guilty to assault with a deadly weapon and got two years in prison.
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