A jury recommended the death penalty Wednesday for a Stanton man who strangled, raped and physically assaulted women around Orange County — including a masseuse in a Costa Mesa motel room —according to prosecutors.
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An earlier version of the story incorrectly said the masseuse in Costa Mesa was killed.
The same jury found Waymon Livingston, 29, guilty Feb. 27 of one felony count of special-circumstances murder in the commission of sodomy, three felony counts of forcible rape and one felony count of aggravated assault, the Orange County district attorney's office said in a news release.
He raped a motel housekeeper in Stanton in October 2006 and a private masseuse in a Costa Mesa motel room in May 2007, according to the release. The jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on whether he raped a prostitute in an Anaheim parking lot in August 2005.