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A homeless man was convicted Wednesday of a fellow transient’s beating and stomping death outside a fast-food restaurant in downtown Los Angeles.

A Los Angeles Superior Court jury deliberated less than three hours before finding Charles Allender, 42, guilty of second-degree murder in the Feb. 7, 2015, attack on Derrick Hamilton in the parking lot of an eatery in the 700 block of Cesar Chavez Avenue.

Allender — who is set to be sentenced Dec. 7 — is facing 37 years to life in state prison, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Co-defendant Derek Miller, 31, pleaded no contest Sept. 29 to voluntary manslaughter for his involvement in the killing. He is facing 11 years in state prison, with sentencing set for Oct. 31.

Allender and Miller beat and stomped the 45-year-old victim, who died at a hospital.

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–City News Service 

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