California man convicted of using crossbow to randomly kill man; prosecutor called it bravado

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — An ex-convict has been found guilty of using a crossbow to kill a man in what a prosecutor said was a random attack intended to show his stepdaughter he was someone not to be messed with.

A Los Angeles Superior Court jury deliberated three hours Monday before convicting 39-year-old Arseller Curtis Scott of killing 62-year-old Angel Martinez in March 2008, whose body was found in Lancaster with an arrow sticking out of the chest.

Martinez was a retired Edwards Air Force Base employee who was out for a late-night walk when he was struck in the middle of an intersection.

Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 5. Scott faces 63 years to life in prison.