SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Hawaii man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering the colorful owner of an Orange County strip club in 1987.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Michael Murray says 59-year-old Richard Curtis Morris Jr., of Pearl City, was sentenced Tuesday for killing topless bar owner Jimmy Casino, whose real name was James Stockwell, with a shot to the back of the head in his Southern California home. Casino's girlfriend was bound and raped.
In April, a jury found Morris guilty of three felony counts including special circumstances murder in the commission of robbery, murder in the commission of rape, and murder for financial gain.
Morris was arrested in 2008 when DNA from the rape was matched with a sample from a Hawaii DUI arrest.
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