A jury on Wednesday found a 32-year-old man to be sane when he fatally shot an off-duty Richmond police officer last year.
Last week, Robert Vega was found guilty of manslaughter instead of murder in the February 2016 killing of Officer Gus Vegas inside Vegas's home in Vallejo. Wednesday's decision means Vega faces up to 21 years in prison.
Vega, a former boyfriend of Vegas' daughter, shot Vegas eight times inside the officer's home. Defense attorneys had said Vega suffered from post traumatic stress disorder and feared for his life when Vegas confronted him after hearing screams from his daughter's bedroom.
The off-duty officer was unarmed, prosecutors said.
"My dad dedicated his life to justice and serving his community, and to me, a little bit of justice was sent back my dad's way," Vegas's son, Enrico Maldonado, said about the decision.