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San Diego man is convicted in the rape-murder of Huntington Beach man

June 24, 2011 |  5:01 pm

Two A 40-year-old San Diego man was convicted Friday of the rape and murder of a 23-year-old man from Huntington Beach.

A San Diego County Superior Court jury convicted Philong Huynh of the 2008 murder of Dane Williams, who was in San Diego for a sports retailing convention. Williams met Huynh in a bar in downtown San Diego, according to testimony.

Williams' body was found wrapped in a blanket in an alley a few blocks from Huynh's apartment.

An autopsy was inconclusive on the cause of death, but the medical examiner said Williams had a potentially lethal amount of drugs and alcohol in his system.

Testimony during the trial suggested that Huynh, an employee of a medical supply store, had a pattern of meeting straight men in bars, drugging them and then sexually assaulting them.


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