By KRIS REILLY
For the Leader
VICTORVILLE • In a decision that the defense considered a victory, a jury found a Lucerne Valley man guilty of voluntary manslaughter on Thursday at the Victorville courthouse.
Richard Eric McGill, 53, was charged with the murder of his girlfriend, Donna Foerstel, in 2011.
The district attorney sought a first-degree murder conviction, while the defense argued that McGill killed Foerstel in the heat of an altercation in the couple’s small trailer in Lucerne Valley.