A Long Beach man was found guilty Tuesday of stabbing a Sunset Beach man to death before setting him and his apartment on fire in 1988.
Paul Gentile Smith, 50, was convicted of the cold case murder of his friend from high school, Robert Haugen.
The jury found him guilty of special circumstances murder with torture and a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon.
Smith faces life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted of all charges. He is expected to be sentenced Nov. 29 at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.