Homeless Man Convicted of Fatally Stabbing Acquaintance

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    A homeless man has been convicted of fatally stabbing an acquaintance during an argument at a gas station they frequented.

    A Superior Court on Wednesday convicted 43-year-old Richard Williams of second-degree murder while armed in the death of 37-year-old Sean West.

    On Aug. 27, 2010, the two got into a shoving match in a gas station in Oxon Hill, Md., just over the D.C. line, prosecutors said. West walked into Washington after a third person broke up the fight, authorities said.

    Williams ran after West and stabbed him in the chest, prosecutors said. West ran back into Oxon Hill, collapsed and died hours later.

    Williams faces up to 70 years in prison at sentencing Jan. 31.