Man, 79, Found Guilty of Fatally Shooting Newport Beach Urologist in 2013
An Orange County jury on Monday swiftly found a 79-year-old retired barber guilty of fatally shooting a urologist inside the doctor’s Newport Beach office in 2013.
The jury deliberated roughly 40 minutes Monday before finding Stanwood Elkus of Lake Elsinore guilty of first-degree murder for making an appointment with Ronald Gilbert, 52, using a fake name and shooting the doctor 10 times when he walked into the exam room.
Jurors also found true a sentencing enhancement allegation of personal use of a gun and a special circumstance allegation of lying in wait.
Since Elkus pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder charge by reason of insanity, the trial will move to the sanity phase, in which jurors will be asked to determine whether Elkus is legally insane.
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