A California man was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter for killing a man who laughed at him for the way he ate his sandwich.
Ronald Eugene Murray II, 26, punched and kicked Mun Jang so severely that Jang died two days later in the hospital.
The attack happened after Murray purchased a pastrami sandwich at a restaurant called Dounut King. When he took a bite, some of the meat fell out and Jang laughed at him. That upset Murray, who snapped, “Who are you laughing at?”
His rage increased when the clerk behind the glass refused his request for another sandwich at half-price, according to Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Turk. “The real focus of his anger were the people who would not give him a sandwich,” Turk said. “The only person he could take his rage out on was the victim.”
The prosecutor said Murray sucker-punched Jang and hit him repeatedly, then threw the sandwich so hard at Jang’s head that mayonnaise and lettuce stuck in his ear. Murray testified that he acted in self-defense and claimed that after slipping on the pastrami, he fell to the floor and saw Jang standing over him with clenched fists. Murray is facing a maximum of 11 years in prison and will be sentenced on March 4th. (Huffington Post)