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California appeals court upholds murder conviction in killing of 17-year-old LA boy


LOS ANGELES — A state appeals court has upheld the conviction of a Southern California man for shooting a 17-year-old boy after the teen answered a knock at his door.

City News Service says the 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected claims Tuesday that there were errors in Jason Schumann's trial.

The Calabasas man was convicted of first-degree murder for the 2012 killing of Francisco Rodriguez. He's serving 50 years to life.

Prosecutors say Schumann believed that Rodriguez, a high school soccer goalie, was romancing his girlfriend.

Authorities say Schumann got the woman to knock on the door of the Rodriguez family home in the San Fernando Valley and lure him into the front yard, where he was shot.

The woman wasn't charged.

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