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Stupid Murderer Gets|Life Plus 35 Years

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - An Oakland, Calif. man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison plus 35 years for murdering a man from whom he stole marijuana - and taking a "selfie" photo two hours later as he sat in the passenger seat of the car where he had killed him.

Damion Sleugh, 28, killed Vincent Muzac in a parking lot near the Oakland airport on Dec. 22, 2013.

"The evidence submitted at trial included incriminating text messages, FBI crime scene recreations, and images of Sleugh with the stolen marijuana," the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement. "The photographs of Sleugh included a 'selfie' taken from Sleugh's phone two hours after the shooting; in the photograph, Sleugh is pictured in the same passenger seat where Mr. Muzac had just been shot."

The jury in July convicted Sleugh of all six counts against him, including first-degree murder.

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