SAN DIEGO — A man was convicted Friday of beating his parents to death after his mother found out he was flunking out of college.
After four days of deliberations, a jury found 20-year-old Alex Valentine guilty of murder in the August 1996 slayings of his parents.
He faces a life prison term without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced Feb. 11.
The battered bodies of Diane Valentine, 55, and Kenneth Valentine, 51, were found inside their water purification systems business in Mira Mesa.
Prosecutors said Valentine was flunking out of Harvey Mudd College in Claremont and had lied on admission applications to UC Berkeley.