Man gets 21 years for art teacher's killing

VAN NUYS - A Westlake Village man convicted of fatally shooting a Pasadena art college instructor at a party was sentenced last week to 21 years in state prison, the district attorney's office announced.A Van Nuys Superior Court jury convicted Steve Ronald Honma, 56, of one count of voluntary manslaughter on Nov. 17 last year for the killing of Norman Schureman, 50. Judge Thomas Rubinson imposed Honma's sentence at a morning hearing Feb. 2. Honma and the victim were at a Persian New Year's Eve party on March 20, 2010 when Honma got into a fight and was asked to leave. Honma left the party but returned with multiple concealed weapons, ammunition and a serrated knife, authorities said. When Honma was asked to leave a second time, a fight ensued and Honma drew a handgun, fatally shooting Schureman. The victim was a design teacher at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

********** Published: February 9, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 43