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Men who beat 87-year-old So. Calif. woman with hammers found guilty of murder

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(CBS/AP) SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. - Two men who beat an 87-year-old woman to death with hammers in 2008 have been convicted of murder and other crimes.

Mike Garcia Jr. and Cesar Pulido were convicted Thursday by separate juries for the 2008 robbery and murder in San Bernardino.

Attorneys say the men, who were 16 at the time of the attack, sneaked into Storma Del'Andrae's mobile home and beat her when she confronted them. They ran off with a small amount of cash and a suitcase of costume jewelry.

Garcia knew the victim, having done odd jobs for her in the past. After the assault, Del'Andrae lay on the ground in her nightgown for 12 hours before she was found. She had slipped into a coma and passed away two weeks later.

The men will be sentenced next month and could be sentenced to life in prison.


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