SoCal man convicted of killing school athlete

Francisco Rodriguez, 17, died after being shot in January of last year. A jury convicting Jason Schumann of first-degree murder on Thursday.
Francisco Rodriguez, 17, died after being shot in January of last year. A jury convicting Jason Schumann of first-degree murder on Thursday. NBC LA

A Southern California man has been convicted of gunning down a high school soccer player outside the teen's Los Angeles home.

City News Service says a jury deliberated less than a day before convicting Jason Schumann of first-degree murder on Thursday. He's now facing 50 years to life in prison.

Prosecutors claim the 26-year-old Calabasas man shot 17-year-old Francisco Rodriguez in January of last year because he believed the youth was involved with his girlfriend.

Investigators say the El Camino Real (Ree-AHL') High School player was killed after Schumann's girlfriend knocked on the door of his Winnetka home and lured him into the front yard. However, she wasn't charged in the case.

Rodriguez had just returned home from a soccer game when he was killed.

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