July 24, 2014


LAWT News Service


Former pro boxer Exum Speight has been ordered to stand trial for the 1987 murder of his ex-manager, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today.


Deputy District Attorney Keri Modder said Speight (dob 8/1/63) was held to answer late yesterday for one count of murder in case SA085322.


Arraignment is scheduled on Aug. 5 in Department F of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Airport Branch.


On March 29, 1987, Douglas Stumler, 30, was beaten and killed inside his West Los Angeles apartment unit, the prosecutor said. His body was discovered two days later.


Speight was charged with murder on Sept. 24, 2013, after forensic evidence linked him to the killing, the prosecutor added.


If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a maximum of life in state prison.


His bail remains at $1.2 million.


The case has been investigated by the Los Angeles Police Depart­ment, Robbery-Homicide Division.

Category: Sports