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Guilty Verdict In Death Of Former Cleveland Indians Outfielder


A jury has convicted a man of killing former Cleveland Indians outfielder Rodney Craig when both were homeless in downtown Los Angeles, California. Sentencing is pending for 33-year-old Billy Morales. The 55-year-old Craig had tried to stay at a homeless encampment in August but was kicked out by others living there. Craig tried to kick a dog as he left, prompting Morales to run him down, beat him, and stab him. A second defendant pleaded no contest to an assault charge last year. Craig also played for the Seattle Mariners and the Chicago White Sox.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.