A man who fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend during an argument at her home in Watts was convicted Friday of first-degree murder and other charges.Mark Little, 51, of Los Angeles, was also convicted of two counts each of corporal injury to a cohabitant and assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury, along with single counts of dissuading a witness, simple battery of a cohabitant and criminal threats.
Prosecutors said Little repeatedly beat his girlfriend, Deborah Treptor, over the course of their two-year relationship.
Treptor broke up with Little in April 2014, despite his protests, and two weeks later Little went to her home in Watts and stabbed the 35-year-old woman twice in the neck, according to prosecutors. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Little was arrested the same day.
He faces a maximum sentence of 122 years to life in prison when he is sentenced July 20.
— City News Service
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