A jury has convicted Jesus Cesena of second-degree murder.
Cesena , from El Centro , was found guilty of killing 30-year old Rey Montano , Jr. According to the Imperial County District Attorney's Office , On August 26 , 2012 , Cesena , stabbed Montano once in the chest. Montano died on the way to the hospital. The assault occurred in the 700 block of Woodward Avenue in El Centro.
In finding Cesena guilty , the jury rejected his claim that the stabbing was in self-defense. Cesena was also found guilty of the special allegation that a knife was used in the crime and assault with a deadly weapon