Jury convicts another in Van Nuys storage unit murder

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ Walsh was reported missing by family members on June 30 of that year and his decomposing remains were found swathed in plastic and duct tape in a Van Nuys storage container on July 2, 2003. Earlier this week, a separate jury convicted Steinberg of first-degree murder. He was also found guilty of six other counts, including attempted murder and assault with a semi-automatic firearm for the attack on an off-duty deputy. Two other men charged with being accessories to the crime struck plea deals and testified for the prosecution at the trial. Sentencing for Weaver, who faces life in prison without the possibility of parole, is scheduled Jan. 7. Steinberg is scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 5. He is facing life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus two consecutive life terms. A second man was convicted today in the 2003 slaying of a 37-year-old man whose decomposing remains were found in a Van Nuys self-storage unit. Jeffrey Lawrence Weaver, 37, was found guilty of second-degree murder in the June 2003 death of Christopher Walsh of Chatsworth. Weaver had faced a first-degree murder charge, but the Los Angeles Superior Court jury voted to convict him of the lesser charge. Prosecutors said Weaver, along with co-defendant David Michael Steinberg, 40, of Studio City, killed Walsh sometime between June 24 and June 30, 2003, because he witnessed Steinberg shoot at an off-duty sheriff’s deputy — who was not struck by the gunfire — at a Chatsworth condominium complex in January 2003. Steinberg shot Walsh multiple times and Weaver finished him off with a gunshot to the head, authorities said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img