man sentenced to 20 years to life in surfer's death

This week in San Diego, Seth Cravens sentenced to 20 years to life for the second-degree murder of professional surfer Emery Kaunanui back in 2007. The guy needs to go to jail for a really long time: Man sentenced to 20 years to life in surfer's death.

Kauanui died in a hospital four days after he and Cravens got into a fight in front of Kauanui's home. Cravens and four other men had gone to the house, intent on retaliation, after the two got into an argument earlier in the evening at a bar. Cravens punched Kauanui once in the jaw during the fight. Kauanui was knocked to the ground and suffered a fractured skull.

The jury concluded that Cravens was guilty of "implied-malice murder," which means that Craven was aware that his actions were dangerous but acted anyway. He was also convicted of four counts of assault by means likely to cause great bodily injury and one misdemeanor battery, stemming from earlier offenses.

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