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Convicted Killer Faces Up To Life In Prison In Monterey Co

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Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo announced Friday that Eteberto Vazquez-Zapata, 35, will spend 25 years or more in prison after a jury convicted him in the first-degree murder of Marcos Nava.

Vazquez-Zapata killed Nava with a nine-inch knife in the kitchen of his Seaside home December 22, 2013, because he felt “disrespected and made fun of,” said Deputy District Attorney Doug Matheson. Nava was getting ready to leave the defendant’s home after refusing to drink a beer, when Vazquez-Zapata called Nava into the kitchen because he “wanted to show him something.”

Matheson said Vazquez-Zapata used methamphetamine daily, but did not have a criminal record. Both men were raising families.

Matheson said Vazquez-Zapata confessed twice on camera, but tried to defend himself by saying he was acting in self-defense. The jury wouldn’t buy it, Matheson said.

The Honorable Carrie Panetta is set to sentence Vazquez-Zapata January 17, 2015. He faces up to life in prison.

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