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Men convicted of La Quinta murder

LA QUINTA, Calif. - A Lakewood resident and his friend were convicted today of the financially motivated murder of the man's 70-year-old sister at her La Quinta home.

James Charles Oudin, 74, and Wesley Elwin Gibbs Jr., 46, of Hesperia, were convicted of first-degree murder for financial gain in the death of Oudin's sister, Judy Munson. The jury deadlocked on a conspiracy charge.

The victim, who owned two successful cleaning businesses, was found in her home by her housekeeper on June 11, 2011. She had been killed the previous day.

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