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SAN PEDRO – A jury has found a San Pedro man guilty of murdering his girlfriend in 2012.
The jury deliberated a little more than three hours before finding Donald Lee Bush Jr., 55, guilty of first degree murder.
Jurors also found true an allegation that Bush personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon, a hammer.
Prosecutors said at the time of the murder Bush and his girlfriend, 59-year-old Dana Milo, were living together at a San Pedro boarding house.
On May 23, 2012, at about 10 p.m., residents at the boarding house last saw Milo watching television in her room. Around 1:30 a.m., Bush exited the same room and a resident viewed the victim dead inside.
Bush was hospitalized for wounds to his body, but authorities determined they were self-inflicted.
Prosecutors said Bush had a history of abusing other women.
He returns to court Feb. 24 for sentencing and could receive 25 years to life in prison.
Published: Jan. 23, 2014 – Volume 12 – Issue 41