Published February 06, 2017
A Southern California woman who shot her son-in-law nearly a dozen times, reloading twice, has been convicted of first-degree murder.
Sixty-five-year-old Cynthia Cdebaca (See-duh-BAH'-kuh) of Fallbrook was convicted Monday. She could face 50 years to life in prison.
Prosecutors say in 2014, Cdebaca shot 53-year-old Geoward Eustaquio 15 times at his home — hitting him 11 times — after he'd made an insulting remark about her clothes.
Authorities say after the shooting, Cdebaca had breakfast at a Denny's, went gambling at a casino and was finally arrested at her favorite coffee shop.
In confessing to police, Cdebaca claimed the victim had abused her, her daughter and grandchildren.