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Carson man sentenced in stabbing of estranged wife's boyfriend

A Carson man was sentenced June 27 to 28 years to life in state prison for killing the boyfriend of his estranged wife in 2014, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. 

On May 17, a jury found Guillermo Hector Diaz guilty of killing Robert Andrew Villagran, 28. Diaz was also convicted of five other felony counts, including residential burglary, resisting an officer and dissuading a witness from reporting a crime. 

The jury also found true a special allegation that Diaz used a knife to commit the crime. 

On Dec. 22, 2014, Diaz broke into his estranged wife’s apartment in Harbor Gateway, prosecutors said. Once inside, Diaz confronted Villagran before stabbing him several times with a pocket knife, according to evidence presented at trial.

The attack happened in front of of his estranged wife’s 6-year-old daughter, prosecutors added. When the woman and her daughter tried to call the police, Diaz stopped them. 

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @jeromercampbell and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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