Calif. man convicted of shooting friend ruled sane 

A 28-year-old Burlingame man is facing prison time after a judge decided he was sane when he shot his friend to death.

A San Mateo County judge issued the ruling in the case against 28-year-old Teyseer Najdawi on Thursday, two days after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder.

Najdawi could have been sent to a state mental hospital if the judge found him legally insane during the 2008 shooting of 27-year-old Jack Chu. He is now facing at least 50 years to life in prison.

Sentencing has been set for May 10.

Prosecutors say Najdawi shot Chu 11 times in the head as the two sat in a vehicle on a Millbrae street. Deputy District Attorney Al Giannini did not present a motive for the shooting, telling jurors only that Najdawi was intent on killing someone that night.

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