SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for the beating death of his boss, a prominent San Diego architect who had taken his staff out for drinks before he was killed.
U-T San Diego reports that Higinio Salgado was sentenced Tuesday after his April conviction for second-degree murder.
Judge Joan Weber called the killing "senseless and disturbing."
Salgado was among employees who went out for drinks in 2013 with Graham Downes, an architect who designed high-profile restaurants and hotels.
Prosecutors say Salgado became angry when the name of a former employee came up and began shouting that the man "better not" take his job. That led to a confrontation outside Downes' house between the two men that ended with Salgado pummeling Downes to death.©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.