An Orange County jury on Friday convicted Edward Younghoon Shin of first-degree murder in the death of his business partner, Chris Smith, in 2010. Shin sent emails for months posing as the slain man, trying to fool Smith's family members and girlfriend into thinking he was still alive.
Edward Shin is charged with killing his business partner, Chris Smith. The prosecutor said Smith’s blood was found on the walls, ceiling and desk and in the cement under the carpet at their San Juan Capistrano office, indicating a scene of "helter-skelter" violence. Smith's body was never found.