A Mission Viejo man was convicted of murder on Monday after he drunkenly drove into a home and killed a 60-year-old man who was asleep in the front bedroom, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office.
Kourosh Keshmiri was found guilty of one felony count of murder.
The 30-year-old was speeding in a residential neighborhood around 3 a.m. on Dec. 29, 2013, when he lost control of his car and crashed into the home.
Kenneth Jackson was sleeping in his bed when he was struck by the vehicle, later dying from his injuries, prosecutors said.
Keshmiri was traveling at a speed of 86 mph in a 25 mph zone when the crash occurred, according to prosecutors.
He was previously charged in a separate DUI case in 2013 and had a prior DUI conviction in 2010.
When Keshmiri was convicted in 2010, prosecutors warned him that he could be charged with murder if he killed a person while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Keshmiri faces a maximum sentence of 15 years-to-life in state prison.