Posted March 31, 2015, 4:39 p.m.
A Los Angeles Unified School District teacher was convicted Monday of stabbing his wife and leaving her to die on the pavement outside a West Hills home, authorities said.
After deliberating for about 2-1/2 hours, a jury found Michael Kane, 48, guilty of first-degree murder, making criminal threats and violating a protective order, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
On the morning of June 15, 2013, prosecutors say Kane confronted his estranged wife, Michelle Kane, 43; chased her as she ran out of her friend’s home; and stabbed her several times.
Michelle Kane had filed for divorce and sought a restraining order months earlier after Michael Kane made death threats against her and harassed her as well as her daughter, 6, and son, 2.
The day before the killing, she had told police that she suspected her husband had broken windows in their home ...
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