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Life sentence handed down in rape, murder of 23-year-old man

August 12, 2011 |  1:19 pm

A 40-year-old San Diego man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole for the murder and rape of a 23-year-old man from Huntington Beach.

Testimony during the San Diego County Superior Court trial of Philong Huynh indicated that he victimized straight young men, plied them with alcohol, and then sexually attacked them.

A jury last month convicted him in the 2008 murder of Dane Williams, who was in San Diego for a sports retailing convention. His body was found wrapped in a blanket near Huynh's apartment.


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Photo: Dane Williams (left) and Philong Huynh. Credit: Fox 5 San Diego