SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A jury found Mike Montana on Wednesday guilty of attempted murder for the ambush shooting of CBS News 8's sports director Kyle Kraska.
Jurors deliberated a full day before finding Montana guilty of trying to kill Kraska. The defendant was also convicted of shooting at an occupied vehicle. He faces 38 years to life in prison when he is sentenced Aug. 24.
Mike Montana, 55, was charged with attempted murder for the ambush shooting outside Kraska's home in February 2015.
In her closing argument, Deputy District Attorney Rebecca Zipp told a jury that Mike Montana "mechanically tried to kill Kyle Kraska" on Feb. 10, 2015, as Kraska got in his car to leave for work about 3 p.m.
Kraska was shot in the bicep, leg and twice in the chest on Feb. 10, 2015. Bullets damaged his liver and one of his lungs.
Kraska testified that he hired Montana to paint the outside of his home in the fall of 2014, with an agreement that called for $800 up front and $2,200 upon completion.
The witness said he wrote a check for $800, but Montana failed to show up the first day and his attendance was not very good after that.
The jury also convicted Montana of making criminal threats against two other people, including an employee at a Department of Motor Vehicles office.