La Mesa man convicted of murder
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – After a few hours of deliberation, a San Diego jury found Joseph Anthony Hill guilty of first-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a felon and attempted murder on Thursday.
Hill faces a minimum of 84 years to life in prison. He will be sentenced by Judge Frederic Link on July 10.
Still a parolee at the time, Hill went on a rampage on December 29 2013. In the middle of an altercation at his friend Sean O’Toole’s residence in Linda Vista, Hill shot O’Toole in the chest with a 9mm weapon and then proceeded to flee the scene with his girlfriend, Marla Caniglia. O’Toole collapsed and died later that day after a friend dropped him off at a hospital.
Three hours after shooting O’Toole, Hill kicked in the door of a La Jolla motel room and shot Travis Bondurant in the stomach over a $200 drug debt. Bondurant survived the shooting after spending five months in a hospital.
The next morning, December 30 2013, law enforcement officers tracked down Hill in Point Loma and opened fire when Hill tried to drive away.