msnbc.com staff and news service reports
updated 6/9/2010 4:17:39 AM ET 2010-06-09T08:17:39

A man who California prosecutors said calls himself a "true demon" has been found guilty of second-degree murder in a shooting that took place last November on Friday the 13th.

A Riverside County jury found Dale Christopher Farquhar, 48, guilty Tuesday after hearing that detectives found a notebook in Farquhar's apartment that referenced weapons, hatchets and a chain saw and had the words "kill, kill, kill" written in it.

Prosecutors say Farquhar's girlfriend met 57-year-old Larry Fisk at a Palm Springs pub a day before the killing. She invited him to visit their apartment the next day where Farquhar shot Fisk in the back of the head with a shotgun.

Fisk was a motorcyclist who had stopped in Palm Springs on his way to Arizona, KPSP-TV reported.

Farquhar faces 15 years to life when he is sentenced Sept. 3.

The Associated Press and msnbc.com staff contributed to this report.

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