An Iraq war veteran who claimed he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder when he fatally stabbed his girlfriend was convicted Friday of murder.
Jurors found Tymarc Warren, 28, guilty of first-degree murder for the Jan. 8, 2011, slaying of Eileen Garnreiter, 22. At the time of the killing, the couple had been fighting because Garnreiter had threatened to end their relationship and take their 5-week-old daughter.
Warren, who testified in his own defense, said Garnreiter shoved him while he was holding their daughter in the kitchen of their Lawndale apartment.
He told jurors at the Torrance courthouse that he put Garnreiter in a chokehold “to calm her down.”
She reached for a nearby kitchen knife and tried to stab him, Warren said. A brief struggle ensued, ending when Warren stabbed Garnreiter three times in the neck.