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Man sentenced to 122 years to life for killing 38-year-old man in front of a boy in Long Beach

A 35-year-old man was sentenced last week to 122 years to life in prison for fatally shooting a man in front of a 6-year-old boy in Long Beach in 2017, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

A jury found Jason Monroe Daniels guilty July 9 of second-degree murder, child abuse that could cause great bodily injury and possession of a firearm by a felon, prosecutors said. 

A jury also found true other gun allegations.

On April 19, 2017, Daniels visited an ex-girlfriend’s family home in Long Beach and became angry when he saw William Luther Hayes, 38, spending time with his ex’s 6-year-old son, according to prosecutors. 

Daniels walked up to Hayes, shot him in front of the boy, then fled to Las Vegas. He was arrested by authorities two weeks later. 

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

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