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Calabasas Man Convicted of Murder in Death of Popular Soccer Player

A 26-year-old Calabasas man was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday in the death of a popular high school soccer player, who was gunned down in front of his Woodland Hills home last year.
soccer-player-murder-Jason Alejandro Schumann guilty of the Jan. 11, 2012 fatal shooting of Francisco “Pancho” Rodriguez

Jason Alejandro Schumann, right, was found guilty of the 2012 fatal shooting of Francisco “Pancho” Rodriguez Jr. Elizabeth Ibarra, left, was Schumann’s girlfriend but was seeing Rodriguez.

Jurors found Jason Alejandro Schumann guilty of the 2012 fatal shooting of Francisco “Pancho” Rodriguez Jr.

Rodriguez, a goalie, had returned home from a soccer game when he answered a knock on the family’s door in the 6900 block of Cozycroft Avenue in Winnetka, according to police.

When he went outside, Schumann shot the teen three to four times in the chest and back.
Prosecutors said Schumann was jealous over Rodriguez’s relationship with his girlfriend, Elizabeth Ibarra.
Ibarra admitted to police that she was the one who knocked on the door.
Schumann faces 50 years to life in prison when he returns to court Oct. 1 for sentencing.
No charges were filed against Ibarra.

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