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Brezendine guilty of killing husband
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Rosa Rapalo Brizendine, 50, of Ceres, was convicted after a 12-day jury trial for the second-degree murder of her husband, Alvin Brizendine.

Brizendine shot her 58-year-old husband on Sept. 11, 2006 at the Brizendine home on Central Avenue near Keyes Road. Deputy District Attorney Randy Fischer prosecuted the case saying the the shooting occurred as the result of an argument between the couple about an alleged affair he was having. Rosa retrieved a gun from the bedroom, pointed and fired the gun at Mr. Brezendine's head. Wounded, the victim fled from his house to his son's mobilehome located on the property, but the son was not home. The defendant followed the victim, and as he turned, holding out his hand to stop her, she fired again. The fatal shot went through his hand and into his chest.

Judge Hurl Johnson, who presided over the jury trial, scheduled sentencing for Jan. 9 at 9:30 a.m. in Department 4.

The defendant faces a possible sentence of 40 years to life as a result of this conviction.

The couple had been married seven years before the shooting.