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Man convicted in Pomona killing, faces 42-year sentence

A 49-year-old man was convicted Sept. 15 of second-degree murder in the killing of a man in Pomona, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

After an 11-day trial, Andre Lamont Swafford, who is black, was found guilty of killing Vincent Lewis Clardy.

On Oct. 9, 2013, Swafford went to his girlfriend’s Pomona home, where he got into a fight with Clardy, the prosecutor said. During the fight, Swafford choked Clardy, 40, until he passed out. An hour later, Clardy died of multiple traumatic injuries, according to court testimony. Swafford was arrested after the attack.

He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 12 and faces up to 42 years in state prison.

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