Seth Cravens was sentenced to 20 years to Life in prison today for second-degree murder of pro surfer, Emery Kaunanui. The incident took place almost two-years ago, on May 24, 2007, following a scuffle at the La Jolla Brew House after Emery spilled his drink on one of Craven’s friends. Although several in the know say the fight may have actually stemmed from an earlier altercation that took place over localism issues at nearby Windansea.
Craven and three of his friends followed Emery home after being kicked out of the bar. After losing a fight to Eric House, Emery was then punched in the jaw by Craven and knocked to the ground, crushing his skull. He died four days later in the hospital.
A 23-year-old man who punched a professional surfer once in the head during a fight in La Jolla, resulting in his death four days later, was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison Monday in a downtown courtroom.
Cravens was a part of a group that call themselves the ‘Bird Rock Bandits’ which has been known to be territorial and violent for years. This time, things went way too far resulting in the life of another human being. There is no excuse for that. Justice has been served as best as possible, I suppose, since no amount of jail time will replace the life of another.
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Posted by Cameron on Monday, February 2nd, 2009 in Surfing.