Verdict in Killing of Linda Vista Man

Joseph Anthony Hill was convicted of killing a friend and wounding another

A parolee with a long criminal history was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder for the 2013 death of a Linda Vista man.

A jury deliberated only a few hours before finding Joseph Hill guilty of murdering Sean O'Toole, and injuring Travis Bondurant.

The crime spree ended with a gunfight in a Point Loma neighborhood.

O'Toole was shot on Drescher Street and then dropped off at a local hospital where he later died. Prosecutors argued O’Toole was shot because he had “disrespected” Hill’s girlfriend.

Hours later, Bondurant was shot and injured at the La Jolla Biltmore Motel on La Jolla Boulevard.

Court records show Hill has prior convictions for grand theft, drug charges, failing to register as a sex offender and battery.

He faces at least 84 years to life in prison when he is sentenced in July.

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